"The fire broke out when people had queued up during the distribution of kerosene and food grain in Bargi in Harayi tehsil in the afternoon," Jabalpur Divisional Commissioner Gulshan Bamra told IANS.
The kerosene stored in the premises caught fire, leading to the tragedy, he said.
The 13 victims died on the spot, whereas many others were injured. They have since been admitted to a hospital.
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