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Hotelier Satpal Singh apartment in Budhaswari colonyset in fire:five family member were gutted in blaze

Bhubaneswar:3/8/17;In a tragic mishap, The hotelier Satpal Singh who owned Pal Heights luxury hotel near Jayadev Vihar square of the city five family member  were gutted in blaze , including two children, were charred to death after fire broke out in their apartment in Budhaswari colony locality in the heart of the city area. The fire has now been extinguished.

 

The hotelier Satpal Singh who owned Pal Heights luxury hotel near Jayadev Vihar square of the city is battling for life in hospital while all the five persons were received dead at government-run capital hospital, police said.

Electrical short circuit in air conditioners might have led to the outbreak of fire. The victims who were fast asleep were trapped inside the bedrooms with smoke emanating from the fire.

The victims, according to police, are hotelier Singh’s son Gagan Pal Singh (40), daughter-in-law Bhabana Singh (37), grandson Ruby Singh (7), granddaughter Sahabi Singh (15) and main servant Khusi Das.

Singh’s parents who were at the ground floor of the house have however survived.

Nobody could get hint of dance of death in the house. The security personnel who were doing duty at hotelier’s residential house did not get the inkling of the mishap. Deputy Commissioner of police Satyabrata Bhoi said “the fire was immediately brought under control. Though preliminary investigation points out towards electrical short circuit mishap, police and fire brigade personnel have begun a joint inquiry to ascertain the exact cause of the fire mishap”.

 

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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