Seven die, 17 injured in fire
Murshidabad, West Bengal, Mar 31 (UNI) Seven people, including two children, were killed and 17 injured in a devastating blaze at a hardware shop at Taktipur under Harihar Para Police station in the district last night.
According to official sources, the fire was caused by a short- circuit at a hardware shop that had a big store of petrol, diesel and carbide, and it was fanned by the wind.
A weekly market was in progress when the fire broke out.
While a 13-year-old died on the spot, six others died in Behrampore New General Hospital where they were admitted in a critical condition. The deceased have been identified.
The 17 injured are being treated at the hospital.
Two fire tenders doused the flames after battling for three hours.
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