Five of a family killed in fire on house
Staff Correspondent: Five members of a family were burnt to death and another injuried seriously as a fire broke out at their house from a live electric wire at Jongaon village in Pirganj of Thakurgaon early Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Kharesh Chandra, a member of Dinajpur traffic police, his wife Keya Rani, 38, their children Nice, 13, and Nirnoy, 8, and Keya’s sister Sandhya Rani, 22, all residents of the village.
Amiruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Pirganj police station, said the fire broke out at the house of Kharesh after a 440-volt electric line tore off and fell over the roof in the morning.
As the house caught fire from the snapped electric wire, the oil tank of a motorcycle kept inside the house exploded, injuring five of family members who were sleeping at that time.
Among the injured, Keya and Sandhya Rani died on the spot.