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Girl killed in Tripura hostel fire

Posted on Mar 02 2014 | IANS

Agartala, March 2 : In a tragic incident, a seven-year-old girl was burnt to death and 10 other students were injured when their school hostel caught fire in a Tripura town, police said here Sunday.

"A fire, caused by electric short circuit, broke out in a private school hostel Saturday night at Damchara, 200 km from here," a police spokesman told the media.

"Though 73 inmates, all girls, could manage to come out from the hostel, a girl failed to escape from the flames and was burnt alive."

Ten girls were also injured in the fire.

Police said the unauthorised school hostel was over-crowded and was lacking proper infrastructure.

The state government has ordered a probe into this incident.

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