A woman was burnt to death while her daughter in-law sustained burn injuries in a fire at their house at Kalai Matbarkandi village in Madaripur's Shibchar upazila on Saturday.
The deceased was Korimon Begum, 60, wife of late Anej Dhali of the village. Injured Kulsum Begum, 30, wife of Kadir Sheikh, is now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
The fire originated from a short circuit around 3:00pm when Korimon and Kulsum were inside their house, Shibchar Police Station OC Md Zakir Hossain quoted loacls as saying.
Hearing screams, locals rushed to the spot, doused the fire and took seriously injured Korimon and Kulsum to Shibchar Upazila Health Complex where Korimon was declared dead. Kulsum was later shifted to DMCH.