One killed in fire in Kathmandu today

KATHMANDU: A person lost his life in a fire that took place in Lagan of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-12 on Saturday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Jeevankaji Shrestha (65), permanent resident of Kavrepalanchok district, currently residing in Lagan.

Likewise, deceased Shrestha's son Praveen Lal Shrestha (42), was injured in the same accident.

Police confirmed that the fire engulfed the house jointly owned by Amrit Lal Shrestha and Ashta Narayan Maharjan at around 4:00 am today.

The cause of fire is believed to be electrical short circuit.

Loss caused by the fire is yet to be ascertained; it will be assessed once the house owners come into contact, police said.

Further investigation into the case is underway.