3 children of a family burnt alive in Sundargarh

Sundargarh: In a tragic incident, three children of a family were burnt alive in a fire mishap at Patarapalli area under Nuagaon block in the district on Friday night.

According to sources the victims have been identified as two sons – one five-year old and the other two and half years old – and a one and half year old daughter of Eto Oram of the village.

According to sources, a major fire broke out on Friday night when the trio was playing in the shed meant for livestock near their house. The intensity of the fire was so high that they were unable to get out of the place and were burnt alive inside the shed, the source added.

The exact reason behind the outbreak of fire is unknown, sources said adding that the parents of the child were not present at home during the mishap.

On being informed about the incident, Bisra police rushed to spot and started investigation into the matter.