An inferno incident in Birpur-8, Pipari of Kapilvastu district has gutted over 30 houses, killing a five-year-old minor, on Tuesday.
The dead has been identified as Shiva Bhar, according to Police Inspector Jageshwor Bhandari. The fire started from a traditional firewood consuming cooking stove in the house of a local, Shaddu Bhar.
Fire engines were brought from district headquarters Taulihawa and from the nearby city of Butwal. Security forces and locals also extended support to extinguish fire, which has been controlled now.
Large amount of food, clothes and utensils were destroyed in the incident.