Bhubaneswar: In a tragic fire mishap, a person died and two houses were burnt to ashes in a habitation under Balikuda block in Jagatsinghpur district last night.
The deceased was identified as Nityananda Gochhayat.
According to reports, Nityananda and his family members were sleeping in the house when a fire emanated and spread. By the time they knew about the blaze, Nityananda had aleady caught fire. Alerted, villagers came and doused the fire. Nityananda declared dead in a hospital.
The reason behind spread of blaze was yet to be known.