Two young girls burnt to death

Staff Reporter

NIZAMABAD: Two girls were burnt alive and one person sustained severe burns in a fire that broke out when the girls while playing on an agriculture field struck a matchstickand accidentally setting afire a nearby haystack.

According to reports reaching here, the mishap happened at the agriculture field of Ambepu Durgaiah at Bayampally village of Lingampet mandal when he along with his wife Gangavva, daughter Lakshmi and grand daughters Nandini (5) and Akhila (7) went to the field last evening.

The family members were cutting maize leaving behind Nandini and Akhila in the hut near the haystack.

The children while playing on a cot struck the matchstick left by Durgaiah on it. Soon, the haystack caught fire engulfing the two children in it. Nandini died on the spot and Akhila died on being shifted to Hyderabad.

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