3 minor girls charred to death after haystack catches fire in Odisha's Kalahandi

Kalahandi (Odisha), Dec 01 (ANI): Three minor girls were charred to death on November 30 in Odisha's Kalahandi district. The incident occurred while they were playing near a haystack that caught fire at Bijamara village in Kalahandi district. The deceased minors have been identified as twins Deizy, Rosy and Rachana Rout, all aged between four to five years. Soon after the incidents, they were rushed to Koksara Community Health Centre by the locals. However, they had sustained around 80 to 90 per cent burn injuries. They were then referred to Bhawanipatana district headquarters hospital as their condition worsened. One of them died on the way to the hospital while two others breathed their last while undergoing treatment at Bhawanipatana Hospital. While speaking to ANI, Dr Narayan De of Bhawanipatana Hospital said, "One of them was arrived dead while two others, who had sustained around 80 to 90 per cent of burn injuries. The two passed away half-an-hour after they were admitted to the hospital." "Police have been informed about the matter and the bodies will be handed over to the family members after post mortem," he added.