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Devastating fire in Kokrajhar

A elderly woman was charred to death and two houses completely gutted in fire at Santinagar area in Kokrajhar town late last night.

Sources said the elderly woman identified as Gita Dey, 75 was charred to death in the fire which started from her house and another house belonging to Montu Ghosh, a government employee were gutted damaging property over 20 lakhs.

Sources said the woman stays alone as her son stays outside. The fire started from the house of the lady and soon engulfed the house and another neighbor.  

Police have started the investigation and did not rule out any foul play.

The conscious citiizens in the area voice their concern over narrow lanes making it difficult for the fire brigade to make it ways in emergencies.

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Reporting from Kokrajhar

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