Three burnt to death in Jharkhand

December 25th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Dec 25 (IANS) Three people, including two orphaned children, were charred to death in Jharkhand’s Palamau district early Thursday morning, the police said. According to the police, a fire broke out in Lakhanlal clothes shop situated in Mohammadganj market area of Palamau, around 190 km from here. The fire spread to nearby shops.

Three people sleeping near the shop were charred to death. The dead include two orphaned children and an elderly person.

According to police officials, preliminary investigations show that short circuit could have caused the fire.

The shop owners have suffered a loss of over Rs.1 million.

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