Fire engulfs Seva Samabaya Samiti office in Odisha; Secy charred to death

Berhampur: An official of Seva Samabaya Samiti was charred to death at office after a massive fire broke out at the building at Kukudakhandi area on outskirts of Berhampur city in Ganjam district today.

The deceased official has been identified as Jagannath Patro, the Secretary of Lochapada Seva Samabaya Samiti.

According to reports, the fire erupted at the office in the afternoon while Patro was working alone inside and other employees had gone outside for taking lunch.

After his colleagues returned to office, they found the entire office was burnt into ashes. They immediately informed the fire services personnel and police to rescue Patro from flames.

When the firefighters reached the place, the fire had already engulfed the building along with the official.

The police and fire services personnel recovered the half-charred body of Patro from the office.

Though, the exact reason of the fire mishap is yet to ascertained, the short circuit is suspected to be cause of fire outbreak at the office.

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