Arunachal Pradesh: Boy charred to death in fire

Itanagar: A boy was charred to death when a fire gutted 50 houses including properties in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh Friday night.

According to report received here on Saturday a devastating fire reduced to ashes 50 dwellings at Airport Colony in Daporijo, the district headquarters, on Friday.

The victim, Tani Lusy Tamin (14) was sleeping when the fire engulfed the house. His mother and two sisters however managed to escape with burn injuries, the report said.

The mother was admitted at General Hospital, Daporijo with severe burn injuries for treatment.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, the report added.

Meanwhile, in another incident over 100 houses were gutted in a devastating inferno at Paraline in Hapoli under Lower Subansiri district late Friday night.

However, there has been no report of loss of life, police said.Two fire tenders were rushed to the spot and it took almost one and half hour to douse the fire.The cause of the fire is yet be ascertained, the sources added.