Fire in Balangoda kills man and daughter

A 50 year-old man and his 19 year old daughter have died in a fire that broke out in a store in Balangoda early this morning.

The Police said the man, along with his wife and two children, had resided in a portion of the shop.

The wife and son had been rescued, while the man and his daughter had died in the fire, the Police said.

The injured woman and son have been admitted to the Balangoda hospital for treatment.

The Police with the assistance of the area residents have doused the fire.

They said the cause or the fire is yet to be ascertained. (Colombo Gazette)

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