Bhadrak, Mar 26: A mentally challenged woman has burned to death in a fire at Uchadiha village under Basudevpur area of Bhadrak district last night.
According to reports, Surendra Barik’s house caught fire late last night. As many as 12 rooms gutted in the fire. His 40-year-old metally challenged sister got trapped in the fire and burned to death.
Locals tried to douse the fire and alerted the Basudevpur fire station. As Basudevpur fire personnel were engaged in dousing flames at another place, a team from Soro fire station rushed to the spot and doused the flames.
Properties worth lakhs of rupees were gutted in the fire mishap.