ITANAGAR, April 13 - In a tragic incident, a man and his son were charred to death on Wednesday when a wild fire engulfed their thatched house at R-Pam, a remote village under Kalaktang sub-division of West Kameng district in Arunachal.
The deceased were identified as Sonam Dorjee (49), and Kejang Dorjee (16). Cause of the blaze was yet to be ascertained. Chief Minister Pema Khandu has announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased.
While appealing the people to be cautious during dry season, Khandu said, �We have seen similar incidences in the past where people�s lives were lost due to forest fire caused due to negligence of few. Such incidences have to be immediately checked and people responsible for forest fire should be immediately booked,� he said.