Puri, Apr 25: In a shocking incident at least seven cows were charred to death and an equal number sustained critical burn injuries after fire broke out at a house in Karuna village under Kakatpur Police Station in Puri district on Saturday night.
As per the report, sparks erupted at one Murali Jena’s cattle-shed in the village late in the night when his family members were asleep. Till they woke up and came to know about the blaze the same had engulfed the entire shed.
Despite all efforts of the victim family and villagers at least seven cows could not be rescued from the shed and were burnt alive. Seven other cows staying inside the shed got critically burnt.
Fire brigade officials from Kakatpur rushed to the spot subsequently and brought the flames under control.
While the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, an electric short circuit is being suspected for the same.