Assam: Fire kills family of five
Guwahati, Mar 12 : At least five people of a family, including three children, were killed in a massive fire in Assam's Barpeta district on Monday night, official said on Tuesday.
The incident took place at Kachumara in the district, where five people of the same family were killed in the fire.
According to reports, six houses caught fire after a cylinder blast and they were reduced to ashes.
"The family members were killed while they were sleeping," a police official said.
The deceased people were identified as Jariful Nesa, Jiyad Ali, Safiqul Hussain, Rafiqul Hussain and Sariful Nesa.
In separate incident, a person was killed in a road mishap at Sivsagar district on Tuesday morning.
The incident took place at NH-37 near Darikapar in the district.
A speeding Mahindra Scorpio hit the man killing him on the spot, said the police.
The deceased person was identified as Anil Chutia.