(UPDATED) -- Two children, aged 5 and 2, were killed in a fire incident in Asturias town, Cebu, around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 14.
The fatalities were identified as Manilyn Palicte, 5, and her brother, Mark France Palicted, 2.
Fire Inspector Arra Alpajaro said the kids were left alone in the house while their parents were working. The mother locked the door.
Investigation showed the blaze started in the residence of a certain Palictes in Barangay Manguiao of the said town.
The fire bureau is looking into the possibility that the children might have played with a lighter resulting to the fire.
The mother said that she found her daughter playing with the lighter on Wednesday, September 13.(KAL/SunStar Cebu)
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