Charred bodies of Ishan Goswami (8) (left) and Iban Goswami (5) were recovered from the spot. Iban was celebrating his 5th birthday on Thursday
Charred bodies of Ishan Goswami (8) (left) and Iban Goswami (5) were recovered from the spot. Iban was celebrating his 5th birthday on Thursday|Twitter
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Assam: Govt orders a magisterial probe into Guwahati fire incident

According to reports, district magistrate, Kamrup metropolitan district shall cause the inquiry and ascertain the cause of the incident

Mehzabin Sultana

Guwahati: In the heart-wrenching incident when two children, namely Ishan and Evan, died in a fire incident in Guwahati that took place on January 23, the Assam government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the unfortunate incident.

District magistrate, Kamrup Metropolitan district shall conduct the inquiry and ascertain the cause of the incident.

According to reports, he shall also suggests measures to prevent such incident in future and submit his reports within 15 days.

The brothers -- Ishan Goswami (8) and Iban Goswami (5) -- were on the first floor of their residence when the fatal fire engulfed the building. It was Iban’s fifth birthday on Thursday, and a grand party was to take place later in the evening.

It has been suspected that the boys first suffocated to death and then burnt as they were found in a closed room, holding each other. They were taken to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) where there were declared brought dead and a post-mortem was conducted.

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