Mother-son die in fire

Victims were roasted alive when the fire broke out after an earthen lamp fell and soon engulfed several huts.

Updated: Apr 23, 2012, 12:07 PM IST

Motihari: A mother and son were charred to death when fire broke out at a village in Bihar`s East Champaran district, police sources said on Monday.

The fire broke out after an earthen lamp fell and soon engulfed several huts in the Sunderapur Malahi tola under Kesharia police station area on Sunday night.
About 150 huts were gutted in fire, sources said.
Anita Devi (28) and her five-year-old son got roasted alive in the fire, they said adding the value of property destroyed in the fire was being assessed.

PTI