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2 kids perish in Las Piñas

Two children died when they were trapped inside their burning house at the height of a fire that struck a residential area in Las Piñas City early yesterday morning.

Chief Inspector Ramon Capundag, Las Piñas Bureau of Fire and Protection chief, identified the fatalities as Princess Eunice Peniegla, 2, her sister Princess Nicole, 1, of Everlasting Homes, Talon 4, Las Piñas City.

Capundag said the mother of the two minors, Roselyn, locked the two children inside the room when she left the house.

When she returned home, she was shocked seeing their house already on fire and shouted that her two children were left inside.

The BFP chief said an unidentified woman also suffered minor injuries and was brought at the hospital for treatment after she jump off the window of her during the fire.

Capundag said about 20 houses were destroyed by the fire, affecting 40 families.

The BFP chief said they are looking into possibility that an unattended candle sparked the fire.

Capundag said the fire started at about 12:30 a.m. and was contained at about 2:55 a.m.. (Jean Fernando)