Massive Fire Breaks Out in Patna


Patna: Three people died and innumerable houses got destroyed when a huge fire broke out in Bihar’s Darbhanga district on Sunday.

According to media reports, more than 1,000 houses, spreading across several villages, were gutted in the blaze. At least three people were reportedly killed. Currently, the fire fighters are trying to douse the inferno.

This is the third such incident in the state in less than a month. About a week ago, at least a dozen people were killed when a fire broke out in a house during a function. Majority of the victims were from the same family.

The Bihar government had announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of the victims. In another fire incident on April 16, a petrol pump in Bihar’s Rohtas district was gutted in a blaze.There was no casualty but the facility was destroyed.