Jagatsinghpur: In a tragic incident, a college girl was burnt alive in a massive fire that reduced two houses to ashes in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district on Wednesday.
The deceased, identified as Mama Das, a student of Plus Two first year at Siddha Baranga College here.
According to reports, the two houses caught fire at Routanuagon village under Raghunathpur Police limits of the district.
Mama was alone in the house when the mishap took place and she couldn’t manage to come out of the house which was completely engulfed in flame. She died on the spot by the time the fire brigade personnel doused the fire.
A pall of gloom descended on the village and local area following the incident.
Though the exact cause of the fire is not known, it is believed that an electric short circuit could be the reason behind the inferno.