Seven children killed in Mexico City house fire

Mexico City, Dec 29 (IANS) | Publish Date: 12/29/2018 11:13:05 AM IST

Seven children died in a pre-dawn fire on Friday in Iztapalapa, a populous town within Mexico City’s greater metropolitan area.

The fire broke out just before 5 a.m. local time at a cardboard-and-sheet metal shack tucked between cement homes in the neighbourhood of Buenavista, Xinhua reported.

The victims were children aged 2 to 13, including five siblings and a cousin as well as their minor caregiver, and all of their bodies have been found by firefighters, according to Iztapalapa prosecutor Jose Antonio Escobar.

The parents were reportedly out working at the time.

The cause of the blaze remained under investigation. 

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