Bhubaneswar: A man was burnt to death and about a hundred shanties were reduced to ashes when a fire broke out in a slum in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar on Friday, police said.
The fire erupted in a shanty around noon and spread rapidly. By the time fire fighters arrived, about 100 shanties had already been burnt down.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Nitinjit Singh said: "The fire has been brought under control."
"There was no report of anyone else being injured. The cause of the fire is being ascertained," he added.