Bajhang fire claims one, two critically injured

BAITADI: A person died on the spot and two others were critically injured in fire at Jayprithvi Municipality in Bajhang district on Tuesday night.

The deceased has been identified as Prem Bahadur Khadka (46) of Jayprithvi Municipality-3, informed to the District Police Office, Bajhang.

Khadka's wife Ujeli Khadka (43) and his daughter-in-law Gita Khadka (24) were critically injured in the incident, said officiating chief, Devendra Kumar Malla

Police also informed property worth around Rs 500,000 was also destroyed by fire.

It is learned that the fire that engulfed Khadka's three-storey house at 10:30 pm started from a cigarette butt thrown by Khadka.

Both the injured are undergoing treatment at the District Health Office.

It was doused after two hours.