13 charred to death in Chhindwara fire

Newsroom24x7 Staff

Bhopal: Thirteen persons were burnt alive and three others, who received serious burn injuries, were rushed to hospital when fire erupted at a cooperative fair price distribution outlet of kerosene at Harrai in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh on Friday.

Eyewinesses said that at least fifty persons from neighbouring villages were in the queue to purchase kerosene and 17 were inside the shop when the incident occured.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed profound grief over the fire incident during kerosene distribution at Harrai of Chhindwara district. He said that this incident is most distressing and painful.

Chouhan has announced ex-gratia amount of Rs. 400,000 to the family of each deceased person and Rs. 50,000 each to seriously injured. He has instructed the administration for proper medical treatment of the injured persons. Moreover, he prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed souls and for speedy health recovery of the injured.

Minister incharge Bisen leaves for Incident Site

Chief Minister Chouhan has directed the Minister in charge of the district and Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Bisen to reach incident site by air for monitoring relief and rescue works

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