Kendrapara: In an unfortunate incident, five persons of a family including an infant at Girang village under Marsaghai police station in the district suffered critical burn injuries after a fire broke out in their house while they were in deep sleep late last night.
Soon after the incident, all of them were rushed to district headquarters hospital (DHH) and later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
Though a firefighting team was pressed into service, the pucca house was completely gutted in the fire. However, the cause behind the fire is yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, police have begun an inquiry in this connection.