4 burnt alive in Himachal house blaze

Shimla : Four men were charred to death in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu valley , police said .

The incident took place yesterday close to Khopar village of Lug valley .

The wooden house was loacated close to an apple orachard where the men were working as pruners and were asleep when the fire spread .

The fire apparently spread so fast in the wooden complex that all the young men could not escape , there charred remains were found in the morning .

Reports quoting locals and police say the men could have been drunk when the blaze spread and were in deep sleep . A dog was also burnt alive with them .

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