Two children charred to death
Guntur, Dec 14 (INN): In a disturbing incident, two children were charred to death while one woman was left with serious injuries after fire engulfed two thatched houses in Ponnur mandal in Guntur district in the wee hours of Tuesday. According to Ponnur police, the two children were asleep when the thatched houses caught fire. They stood no chance of escaping the blaze, police said.
However, one woman escaped with burn injuries. She was rushed district hospital in Guntur. Her burn injuries, though serious are not life threatening, police said. She is stated to be out of danger. The identities of deceased children are yet to be ascertained. Local people struggled for more than three hours to douse the fire. The houses were reduced to ashes. The loss to property was yet to be estimated.
News Posted: 14 December, 2010