Three children including a girl charred to death, one seriously injured haystack fire

Bhubaneswar: Three minor children including a girl child were charred to death and another boy was seriously injured while they were playing near a haystack that caught fire at Khairachata village under Polasara police station in Ganjam district today, police said.

The children, aged between six to seven years, had sustained about 80 per cent burn injury. They were immediately taken to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital at Berhampur in critical condition where three of them succumbed to the grievous injuries, the sources said.

The seriously injured boy was undergoing treatment in the hospital and his condition is also stated to be critical, the sources said adding inquiry into the incident was continuing.