Woman sustains critical burn injuries in fire mishap

Mayurbhanj: A woman sustained critical burn injuries after a fire broke out in her house at Baunsapal village under Udala block in Mayurbhanj district late Saturday night.

The woman, identified as Dharitri, was initially rushed to Udala Hospital and then shifted to Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital in Baripada after condition deteriorated.

Dharitri has received 80 per cent burn injuries in the mishap and her condition is presently critical, doctors said.

According to reports, locals spotted smoke billowing from the house of Dharitri. They soon rescued Dharitri and rushed her to Udala hospital.

Subsequently, fire personnel rushed to the spot after getting information; but by the time they managed to douse the flames, the house was already reduced to ashes. The exact reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained.