A massive fire inside a wedding pandal broke out resulting in the death of six persons in Bihar’s Darbhanga, according to the Bihar police. 

The incident happened around 11.15 pm on Thursday night in Alinagar in Bahera police station area. 

The pandal caught fire during the bursting of firecrackers, reports quoting eyewitnesses said. It is suspected that a few inflammables kept inside the pandal helped the fire to spread rapidly, an eye witness was quoted by the police. 

The deceased were identified as Sunil Paswan (26), Lila Devi (23), Kanchan Devi (26), Siddhanth Kumar (4), Shashank Kumar (3) and Sakshi Kumari (5). Three cows were also killed in the fire, police said. "I have ordered an inquiry to find the exact cause of the fire. 

In the meantime, the district administration is providing all possible assistance to the families of the victims as per disaster management guidelines," District Magistrate Rajeev Roshan


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