Man killed as house catches fire in UP's Banda

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Banda (UP), Dec 29 (PTI) A man was killed after his house caught fire in this Uttar Pradesh district, police said on Tuesday.

SHO of Naraini police station Indradev said late on Monday night, Baura (58), a farmer, was sleeping in his house in Pongri village when it caught fire. The 58-year-old deaf-and-mute man got burn injuries in the incident and died sometime later, he said.

The nephew of the deceased told the police that the fire might have been caused by a lamp.

The body of the deceased has been sent for post-mortem and efforts are on to ascertain the cause of the fire, the SHO said. PTI CORR NAV RC