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Maha farmer charred to death while burning stubble in field

Press Trust of India  |  Kolhapur 

A was Monday charred to death while trying to douse a fire in his sugarcane field in Maharashtra's district, police said.

A identified the as Shivaji Koli (45) and said the incident happened around noon in Latawade village in the district's Hatkanangale taluka.

"Koli was burning stubble after the cane had been cut in his field. The fire soon went out of control and he got caught in the middle. He was charred to death," the Pethwadgaon added.

Koli is survived by his wife and two children, the said.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 19:25 IST