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Four people including minors killed in fire in Nepal

PTI Kathmandu
Updated: 26-11-2018 19:38 IST

Four people from one family, including two minors, were killed when a fire broke out following the explosion of an LPG cylinder in eastern Nepal, police said on Monday.

The incident happened in Jhapa district of Nepal on Sunday when a two-storey wooden house turned into ashes after the LPG cylinder exploded spreading the fire due to the 40 litres of diesel stored in the house.

The dead included two adults and two minors including a four month old, police said.

The neighbours tried to douse the fire but could not help much as it had already spread in the entire house.

"We tried to douse the fire with water but the inferno had already spread to other parts of the house and our efforts went in vain," The Kathmandu Post quoted a neighbour as saying.

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