Woman, four children die in car blaze in Purulia
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Last Updated: Friday, April 22, 2011, 14:14
Purulia: A woman and four children were killed on Friday when the fuel cylinder of a car blasted at Jhalda in Purulia district.

According to police, Sita Nayak (26), a pregnant woman, her son Kartik Nayak (2), and her neighbours - Hemanta Nayak (4), Rakhi Nayak (10) and Jyotsna Nayak (4) - died on the spot when the fuel cylinder of the vehicle went off at Kutidi village.

The driver escaped the fire following the blast, they said.

All the victims were residents of Kutidi village and were returning from Jhalda Public Health Centre after a check-up of Sita, police said.


First Published: Friday, April 22, 2011, 14:14

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