Sixteen cattle dies in fire mishap


Bhadrak: At least 16 cattle were burnt alive and three families rendered homeless in a fire that broke at Agiragadia under Banta police station in Bhadrak district last night, sources said.

The fire engulfed to 15 rooms in which property valued at lakhs gutted. However, no loss of human life has been reported nor any one injured in the inferno.

On being informed, fire tenders rushed to the spot and doused the blaze, the sources said adding though the exact cause of the mishap is not known but suspected that an electrical short circuit could be the cause of fire.