Three persons die in Arghakhanchi fire

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Arghakhanchi: Three persons who sustained critical burn injuries during fire-fighting at Bhumikasthan municipality in Arghakhanchi lost their lives. Pitambar Belbase, 72, Padam Belbase, 55, and Ghanashyam Belbase, 52, of Bhumikasthan-2, Tirtire village succumbed to burn injuries. 

Pitambar died on the way to hospital in Rampur, Palpa while Padam lost his life nearby Narayangadh in Chitwan. Likewise, Ghanashyam died while being treated at Kirtipur, Kathmandu, informed Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the District Police Office, Mukunda Rijal.

At least five people were injured while dousing the fire that broke out at the home of Padam Belbase at Bhumikasthan-2, Tirtire on Tuesday afternoon. 

Asmita Belbase, 26, and Madhav Belbase, 35, were injured in the fire incident. Madhav’s condition is critical, police said. 

After primary aid at the district hospital Sandhikharka, the injured were referred to the Mission Hospital Palpa for further treatment. The burn injured persons were then referred to Kathmandu after their treatment was not possible in Palpa. 

Meanwhile, eight houses and sheds of Muslim settlement at Sandhikharka municipality-4, Wangla were tuned into ashes in another fire incident. The fire has left four buffaloes dead. Over 800 chickens were killed when the fire broke out in the firm, the district police office shared. 

The fire destroyed the houses and sheds of Khaire Miya, Rajim Miya, Kala Miya, Samsu Miya, Jamaladdin Miya, Safi Miya and Samsar Miya of Muslim community.  The Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and local people joined hands to bring the fire under control.