7-year-old dies as fire breaks out in hutment

7-year-old dies as fire breaks out in hutment

7-year-old dies as fire breaks out in hutment

Solan, February 22

A seven-year-old girl died while a seven-month-old girl child suffered grievous injuries when the hutment where they were playing caught fire at Dasomajra village in the Baddi industrial area today.

Both girls, who suffered severe burns, were taken to the Community Health Centre at Baddi. The elder girl was declared dead while the younger was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. They are the daughters of migrant labourers from UP said Navdeep Singh, DSP, Baddi.

The seven-month old girl child was saved by the timely intervention of neighbours. Their mother was outside when the incident took place. As per the preliminary probe, the fire which was ignited for cooking food did not get doused may have led to the accident. The Tehsildar, Baddi, visited the spot to take stock of the situation. The deceased has been identified as Gauri, daughter of Roop Singh, while the injured girl is Laxmi who was undergoing treatment at the PGI, Chandigarh. The administration has provided an immediate relief of Rs 10,000 to the kin of the deceased and Rs 5,000 to the injured girl. The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained. — TNS

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