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3 family members die as fire engulfs home

Three family members have died when a deadly fire engulfed their house at Taulachhe, Suryamadhi in Bhaktapur last night. The fire erupted in the mid-night at the house of Purna Bhakta Maharjan killing his wife Laxmi Keshari Prajapati, 64, and two daughters- Parbati Prajapati, 39, and Sajana Prajapati, 26.
However, Maharjan and his youngest daughter Srijana Prajapati become able to escape the fire. They narrowly escaped the inferno as they succeed to run outside the home after knowing the fire outbreak. The reason behind the fire has not been known yet and the Police says that it is investigating into the incident.
The fire was taken under control with the joint initiative of seven fire engines, civil police, armed police and locals. It took nearly 3 hours to them to douse the fire. The damage to the house was severe, making it a total loss. However, the accurate loss is yet to be ascertained, informed the police.

Published Date: Saturday, January 5th, 2013 | 09:21 PM

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