Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

14 charred to death in massive fire at multi-storey building in India

At least 14 people, including women and children, were charred to death, after a major fire broke out in a multi-storey building in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district of India on Tuesday evening, officials said.

A total of 14 people were injured in the blaze that erupted at 6 pm on the second floor of Ashirwad Tower in Dhanbad's Joraphatak area, around 160 km from state capital Ranchi, they said.

“The death toll is 14 at present... The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained,” Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh told PTI.