Tragic: Two minor girls burnt alive while playing in maize field in Odisha

Nabarangpur: Two minor girls were charred to death when fire broke out at a watchtower in a maize field in Kamasahi village under Jharigaon block in Nabarangpur district this afternoon. Reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained.

As per reports, Elina Santa, daughter of Pabitra Santa and Sujata Santa, daughter of Samasangh Santa were playing near their houses. Later the two girls went to the watchtower, some 300 metres away from their house to play there. But fire broke out in the raised platform and the two children were burnt alive.

Seeing fire and smoke, villagers and family members of the deceased went to the maize field. However, the villagers could not save the two kids as they were dead by that time.

Elina was four years old whereas Sujata was four and two months old. A pall of gloom has descended on the village following the incident.

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