Two children die in fire in Orissa

Two children were burnt to death Thursday in a fire that broke out in their house in Orissa`s Sambalpur district, police said.

Updated: May 13, 2010, 16:52 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Two children were burnt to death Thursday in a fire that broke out in their house in Orissa`s Sambalpur district, police said.

"A three year old boy and a five year old girl died on the spot," a police official said.
The children were watching television when the fire broke out, suspected to be triggered by an electrical short circuit.
A seven year old girl, who was also in the house was rescued by residents and has been admitted to hospital with severe burns, the police official added.

IANS