Fire in Cavite province, south of Manila claims lives of two young children

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File photo: Cavite province.

19th April 2024 – (Manila) Two young siblings perished in a fire that engulfed their home in Cavite province, south of Manila on Thursday afternoon, according to Philippine police reports. The victims, a four-year-old girl and her three-year-old brother, were alone in the hut when the blaze started around 3pm.

The children’s mother, aged 22, informed investigators that she had left the children unattended in the house while she went to collect firewood. Upon her return, she found the residence fully ablaze. Efforts to rescue the siblings were unsuccessful, and the fire rapidly consumed the structure.

Details concerning the whereabouts of the father or other family members at the time of the fire have not been disclosed by the authorities.

Firefighting teams responded to the emergency, but it took over an hour to extinguish the flames.