A middle-aged woman indentified as one Shefali Barua was killed in a major fire in West Bengal’s Malda on Wednesday.
At least 15 shanties were gutted in the inferno that killed 55-years-old Shefali Barua.
According to police, the fire that erupted in a hut in Uttar Baluchar area of English Bazar town between 3:30 am and 4 am on Wednesday quickly spread to other shanties in the slum.
The blaze was doused after couple of hours by the fire fighters.
Meanwhile, the affected families have been shifted to a relief camp.
Meanwhile, the body of Shefali Barua who was charred to death has been sent for post-mortem.
On the other hand, an investigation has been initiated to ascertain the cause of the fire.