14 dead as huge fire engulfs ration shop in Madhya Pradesh

14 people were killed in the fire

At least 14 people died and four were injured in a fire that engulfed a kerosene distribution centre in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara district on Friday, ANI reported.

Three persons are believed to be in a critical condition. Reportedly, Kerosene oil was being distributed to BPL families when the explosion took place.

According to reports, the fire broke out at 6 PM, when dozens had lined up outside the ration shop to purchase the subsidised kerosene. Local police will investigate the exact cause of fire after the flames are doused off.

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Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh state's top elected official, confirmed that the blaze broke out in central India's Chhindwara district.

Among the injured, two were referred to the neighbouring Narsinghpur district hospital, while the third one was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Harrai tehsil, he said.

The government also sanctioned Rs 10,000 each for conducting the last rites of the deceased, the collector said.

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