Six killed in Bengal fire

Six persons died of burns after a two-storied house at Manikpara near here in West Midnapore district caught fire on Sunday, the police said.

The deceased have been identified a Adhin Dutta (70) a retired post-master, his sons Piyush Dutta (37), Sanjit Dutta (34), daughter-in-law Anupama Dutta (34), grandson Souvik Dutta (8) and tenant Kalipada Mahato.

Adhin Dutta's wife and daughter and Kalipada Mahato's wife and daughter have been admitted to a hospital with burn injuries, they said.

The police suspect the fire started from the ground floor of the building due to electrical short-circuit.

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