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Two children killed in Lahore house fire

Two children were killed after a fire broke out at the house in Lahore’s Manga Mandi, the police said on Monday.

According to Rescue 1122, the victims were four and seven years old. “The fire has been doused and the bodies have been moved to the hospital,” a rescue official said.

The police suspect the house was set ablaze and detained the children’s parents. “A forensic team has been called in to investigate the evidence collected from the fire site,” a police officer said.

On Tuesday, the police arrested the vicitms’ mother on charges of possible murder. She is being investigated.

The story was originally published on February 22, 2021.