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6 including five minors charred to death


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: Six persons including a three-month-old baby were burnt alive in a fire that broke out in the house of one Bhirda Makri (28), wife of Alan Thongni of Umkynsier Village in Ri Bhoi district in the wee hours on Saturday.

Makri and her three children and two other children belonging to her elder sister were sleeping inside the house when the fire broke out at around 3.30 am on Saturday.

The five children who died in the fire incident were Firstsonlan Makri (5), Lanson Makri (3), a three-month old baby of Bhirda Makri, Merisancy Makri (8) and Evaris Makri (6).

Sources said that the fire could have spread from a chulha (cooking stove) which was left burning. Police have ruled out any foul play in the incident.


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