Bahraich (UP): Three children were charred to death and four others received serious injuries in a fire in Isapurva village here this afternoon, police said.

The blaze, purportedly caused by a spark from an earthen stove, also gutted 40 houses, they said.

Two fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames.

Those killed in the incident have been identified as Ghoore Khan (3), Sahil (1) and Sufiyan (1), officials said, adding that the injured were admitted to the district hospital.


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