Jajpur, Dec 2 (LocalWire) A 42-year-old woman was killed and at least 10 thatched houses turned to ashes as a major fire broke out at Guhali village under Binjharapur police station in Jajpur district.
Sujata Samal was sleeping inside her house, when the fire broke out and burnt her alive.
The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. However, some claimed that it sparked from the hearth of the house and soon spread to its surroundings.
Local Tahasildar, a police officer and other government officials rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation
Jajpur collector Ranjan Kumar Das said the district administration will provide help to all affected people.