ITANAGAR, Feb 27: A woman was charred to death in a fire accident that occurred at the F&G sector here on Saturday.
The victim has been identified as Giogi Yager (40).
Locals said the incident occurred at round 5.30 am.
One Giogi Tanu, Yager’s husband also suffered burns and is in a critical situation. He has been referred to a hospital outside the state for further treatment.
Itanagar fire station officer K T Gambo said the fire might have spread from the fire hearth of the thatched house.
He informed that the victim and other members of the family were celebrating Nyokum festival till around 4 am.
Gambo said the fire service team could not save the house from getting burnt as there is no approach road for the fire tender to enter.
Also the lane leading towards the area is very narrow, he said.
“We, however, managed to contain the inferno from spreading to other residents,” Gambo said.