House fire kills five in Bangladesh

Five members of a family, including two children, were burnt to death in a house blaze in Bangladesh`s Chittagong city Sunday, officials said.

AFP| Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014, 04:52 AM IST

Dhaka: Five members of a family, including two children, were burnt to death in a house blaze in Bangladesh`s Chittagong city Sunday, officials said.

The fire broke out due to short circuit at the house of Ruby Akhter in the city`s Hathazari sub-district late Sunday evening, Xinhua quoted Nazrul Islam, a fire service official as saying. It soon engulfed the entire house.

The fire brigade officials, who later doused the fire, recovered five bodies from the house.