Motihari ; With the death of five injured persons at Patna medical college and hospital (PMCH) on Sunday night, the death toll in Chhapawa fire incident has increased to seven. Fire had broken out on June 1 night at Chhapawa market on Motihari-Raxaul NH28A road under Sugauli police station in East Champaran district due to explosions in six LPG cylinders at an illegal gas refilling shop.
According to police sources, 29 persons including 11 children had received burn injuries in the fire of which 12
persons with more than 80% burn injuries were referred to PMCH from Motihari Sadar hospital for better treatment the same night by the order of East Champaran DM Anupam Kumar. Two children died on June 3 at
PMCH and five more died late Sunday night. According to Awadhesh Kumar Jha, SHO, Sugauli police station, a case has been lodged against Lalbabu Sah, who was running this illegal gas refilling shop but he is yet to be arrested .