Bhubaneswar, Nov 30 (LocalWire) Three minor girls were charred to death when a haystack on which they were playing caught fire at Bijmara under Koksara police station in Kalahandi district on Saturday, police said.
The children including twin sisters were aged between four and five years.
Efforts are on to ascertain as to how and under what circumstance the haystack caught fire, a police officer said.
The deceased have been identified as Roji Disasri and Teji Dishari (twins) and Rachana Raut.
All the three children, who received 80 to 90 per cent burn injuries, were immediately rushed to the Community Health Centre at Koksara and then to the District Headquarters Hospital here.
All of them succumbed to their injuries during treatment, doctors said.