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3 children dead, 1000 huts gutted in Bihar fire

PTI  Khagaria, April 08, 2013
First Published: 12:37 IST(8/4/2013) | Last Updated: 12:44 IST(8/4/2013)

Three children were killed when a fire broke out in hutments in Bihar's Khagaria district, police said on Monday.

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The fire broke out Sunday night in a kitchen and soon spread to other hutments, destroying over 100 thatched huts, circle officer Pradeep Sinha said.

The children who were killed in the blaze were identified as Anchal Kumari (3), Manisha Kumari (3) and Jitan Kumar (7).

The damaged caused by the fire was being assessed for payment of compensation to the affected families, he added.


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