Bihar: 225 houses gutted in fire

Samastipur: Around 225 houses were gutted and a large number of cattle perished in four separate incidents of fire in the district of Samastipur on Sunday, the police said.

Nearly hundred houses got burnt in Pataili village and Basadiyan alone, 11 at Bakhari and four at Mathurapur. A large number of cattle were also charred to death in all four incidents.

District Magistrate, Kundan Kumar said that relief material was being distributed among the affected families.