Two children killed in fire in Aizawl

Aizawl: A nine-year-old girl and her seven-year-old brother were burned alive when their house at Sazep hamlet in Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai district was gutted, police said.

Cindy Lallawmzuali and Lalfakfela were killed in the fire which reportedly started when they were fast asleep. Their father Lalvunga was away from the house during the incident last night.

The house was completely gutted, police said adding that the source of the fire might be due to electrical short circuit and no property could be saved.