Gas leak-induced fire claims Bhaktapur octogenarian

BHAKTAPUR: An octogenarian man died after a fire broke out from the leaked cooking gas in Layaku in Madhyapur Thimi Municipality-1 last night.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Prabin Lal Shrestha of Metropolitan Police Circle said that Kanchha Sipai (88) died of burn injuries.

Police said that the fire broke out following the LP gas leakage in a wooden kitchen at the top of his three-storey house.