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Nepal: Four children among five dead in Tulsipur blaze

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 February 2022, 12:55 IST
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At least five people died in a blaze at a shoe shop in Nepal's Tulsipur of Dang district on Friday.

Amongst the dead, four are below 15 years, police confirmed to ANI.

According to DSP Shyamu Aryal of the Area Police Office, Tulsipur, all five people died of suffocation.

"The bodies of a female and four male have been recovered and taken to a hospital. The fire incident started at around 2 in the morning, we were able to retrieve the bodies only at around half-past-seven. 3 bodies were recovered from the second floor and 2 from the fourth floor," Aryal told ANI over the phone.

The police have identified the deceased as 13-year-old Sajita Khatun, 14-year-old Hassan Baksh, 15-year-old Masin Baksh, 40-year-old Najardin Ali and 5-year-old Abiddin Ali.

Fire brigades of Tulsipur sub-metropolitan municipality, Ghorahi sub-metropolitan municipality, district police, armed police, Nepal Army and locals were mobilized to control the fire.

Police suspect a short circuit to be the reason for the blaze.


First published: 11 February 2022, 12:55 IST