Bhubaneswar: In a heartrending incident, a man was burnt to death and his wife sustained severe burn injuries in a fire mishap at Sundari village under the Balasore police limits late on Sunday night.
The deceased was identified as Kusha Bharti and his injured wife has been admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital, Balasore.
According to reports, Kusha and wife were sleeping in a house where a blaze erupted and spread. By the time they woke up, they had already caught fire in their dresses. They could open the house for escape as the fire had already filled the house. They were rescued by family members. While Kusha was declared dead at the DHH, his wife is undergoing treatment there.
A pal of gloom has descended in the village