Bhadohi: At least 5 people have died as a fire engulfed a Durga Puja Pandal in Bhadohi district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday night. Three boys and a 45-year-old woman died while 64 people were injured, according to officials. An official of the fire department said that the unfortunate incident took place around 9.30 pm when an aarti was being performed with almost 300 people inside the place of worship.Also Read – What Makes Dusshera In Delhi-NCR A Special Festive Treat? A Guide To What Not To Miss
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Nine people were admitted in a local hospital, while 33 others with serious burn injuries were referred to a hospital in nearby Varanasi. So far, the condition of the patients is reported to be stable as per officials. Also Read – Watch: Chris Gayle Flaunts His Garba Skill in Jodhpur
Prima facie, an electric short circuit is believed to be the cause of fire, but the matter is still being probed according to
The DM along with other senior officials of the district reached the spot to oversee the rescue efforts.