Infant killed in Bajura fire

BAJURA: A 10-month-old baby has been killed in a fire that broke out in a house in Badimalika Municipality-1 of Bajura district, on Friday.

An electric short circuit sparked the fire killing an infant and damaging property worth millions in the incident, according to the Bajura District Police Office.

Ganga Bhandari, mother of the 10-month-old Devika Bhandari, was visiting her maternal house before the incident. The tragedy occurred after Bhandari had left her child unattended in the house.

However, the details of the damage are yet to be verified, police said.

Meanwhile, locals along with Nepal Police and Nepal Army doused the inferno.