Three women lost their lives in a fire that engulfed a house at Kanepokhari rural municipality-3, Harkapur of Morang district this morning.
The fire suddenly broke out the two-storied house of Chandra Bahadur Rai at 3.00 and claimed the lives.
The deceased have been identified as Chandra Bahadur's mother 86 year old Gangamaya Rai, 46 year old his wife Parbata Rai, and 44 year old his sister Bishnumaya Rai, 44.
Sub-Inspector at Area Police Office, Pathari, Raj Kumar Basnet informed that Chandra Bahadur was also inside the house but his condition is still unknown.
The fire was taken under control at 5.00 am with the help of three fire engines, locals and police.
Reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained and investigation into the incident is underway, police informed.