13-year-old boy dies of burn injuries in Gulmi

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Kathmandu, 21 Apr: A minor boy has died of burn injuries while working to bring the fire under control in Dhurkot Rural Municipality-3, Gulmi.

Dipak Mukhiya, 13, died this morning while receiving treatment at Mission Hospital in Palpa district. Mukhiya had sustained serious burn injuries while working to extinguish a forest fire along with his family members at Bardabas forest in his village last night, police said.

He was rushed to Gulmi Hospital for treatment last night and then was referred to Palpa for further treatment.

Likewise, 55-year-old Dhan Bahadur Jogi Kunwar has sustained serious burn injuries in the accident. Kunwar is sent to Butwal from Palpa for further treatment.

Meanwhile, two houses and three cowsheds were destroyed in the fire occurred at Isma Rural Municipality in Gulmi district on Thursday.

The District Police Office, Gulmi, said the houses and cowsheds of Shivalal Kumal and Rudra Bahadur Kumal of Damar village were gutted to fire that broke out in a nearby community forest.

The district has recorded several cases of bushfire in the recent days amid the dry season.