Berhampur: In an unfortunate incident, three persons including BJD leader and Berhampur Cooperative Society President Alekha Choudhury (69) died after a fire broke out at Choudhury’s house at Panigrahy Sahi in Goshani Nuagaon here in wee hours today.
The other deceased have been identified as Choudhury’s brother-in-law Bhagaban Patra (84) and domestic help Sunil Behera (19). The mishap took place at around 2.15 AM.
Sources said the fire broke out due to short circuit in a air conditioner in the house. Choudhury went to rescue some trapped people inside the house and died along with the two others due to asphyxiation.
Though the trio was rushed to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here, doctors declared them dead, said Berhampur AFO.