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One charred to death in forest fire, two houses gutted in Mizoram

Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 11:03am IST | Place: Aizawl (Mizoram) | Agency: PTI

One person was charred to death and two houses gutted in two different villages in Mizoram.

Lalsiamkima Ralte (28) died while trying to put out forest fire on Thursday near south Mizoram's Buarpui village in Lunglei district.

A house was completely gutted yesterday in Mizoram-Myanmar border Khawzawl village while another house was completely destroyed by fire on Thursday in south Mizoram's Haulawng village in Lunglei district.

No one was killed on injured in the incidents while the two families lost everything in the fire.

Meanwhile, a forest fire was raging near the Mizoram-Bangladesh border Tlabung town ravaging private lands and forest areas and destroying crops.

Volunteers from Tlabung and surrounding villages were yet to be able to put out the inferno.

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