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Fire in house kills 2 children

Press Trust of India  |  Thrissur 

Two children, aged two and six, were charred to death while their elder and parents suffered burns after a broke out in their house near here, police said Friday.

The blaze occurred late Thursday night when the was asleep.

The children, aged two and six, were sleeping and could not be saved. Their 12-year-old (12), who was in another room, was rescued by their father, who suffered about 70 per cent burns, they said.

Neighbours told police they heard an explosion and suspect a leak in the caused the

Experts from a gas agency have been called to find the exact reason for the blaze, the police said, adding that the parents have been shifted to a hospital.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 18:45 IST