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5 dead, 67 injured after Durga Puja 'pandal' fire in UP's Bhadohi

Forty-two people were injured in a fire in a Durga Puja Pandal here on Sunday evening, officials said

Uttar Pradesh | Durga Puja | fire break outs

Press Trust of India  |  Bhadohi (UP) 

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The death toll in the pandal fire in Bhadohi district has gone up to five, an official said on Monday. A 12-year-old boy was killed and at least 52 people were injured after a fire broke out at a pandal in Aurai town of Bhadohi district, late on Sunday night.

A total of 67 people were injured in the incident of which the condition of three is stated to be critical.

The DM along with other senior officials of the district reached the spot to oversee the rescue efforts.

Nine people were admitted in a local hospital, while 33 others with serious burn injuries were referred to a hospital in nearby Varanasi.

An official of the fire department said that the incident occurred around 9.30 pm when an aarti was being performed.

Around 300 people were inside the Pandal at the time of the incident..

Prima facie, an electric short circuit is believed to be the cause of fire.

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First Published: Mon, October 03 2022. 08:25 IST