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Fire kills four in Dibrugarh town of Assam
Guwahati, October 19, 2019
Four persons, including two infants and a maid servant, died after a fire broke out and engulfed a house in Assam's Dibrugarh town in the wee hours of Saturday.
The police said the incident occurred at Niz Kadamoni in Dibrugarh around 1.30 am on Saturday.
The fire broke out at the house of one Maya Devi, the police said, adding that her son Vishal Sonar (19) and two grandsons, Sibu Sonar (5) and Sankar Sonar (3), were charred to death due to the fire.
The housemaid also died in the fire.
Although the locals said that an LPG cylinder blast was the reason behind the massive fire, the police said that an investigation is on to ascertain the cause of the blaze.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal expressed his condolences over the incident and ordered an inquiry into the matter.
Sonowal has also asked the Deputy Commissioner of Dibrugarh to carry out an inquiry into the incident besides announcing an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the next-of-kin of the deceased.
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