Mother, daughter killed in forest fire

 Mother, daughter killed in forest fire

11 March 2009

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Aizwal, Mizoram, India — A woman and her daughter were burnt to death in a forest fire at Sesang, about 50 km from here, in Mizoram on Tuesday.

The blaze, fanned by gusty wind, swept through forested area trapping the two, official sources said.

The two were identified as Tlingi (40) and her 10-year-old daughter.

With the fire still raging, volunteers belonging to the Young Mizo Association (YMA) cordoned off the whole place and making effort to put off the flames.

The traditional Mizo way of cultivation by slash-and-burn shifting had caused wanton destruction to the forest in the state for hundreds of years.

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