Differently abled woman killed as hut catches fire

Machilipatnam (AP): A 60-year-old differently abled woman was killed when her hut was gutted in fire at Machilipatnam town in Krishna district on Thursday.

The woman, identified as P Venkata Ramana, lived with her husband and children in a hut near zilla court centre in Machilipatnam, police said.

Their hut caught fire from a candle that was lit last night. While her husband and children managed to come out, the woman was seriously burnt and died on the spot, Chilakalapudi Circle Inspector B Janardhana Rao said.

A case has been registered in this regard and investigation is underway, he said.

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