Parents die in house fire, children hospitalised

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Two people have succumbed to burn injuries after a fire broke out in their house in Kahatuduwa. 

According to the Police in the night of 25 June four persons – the father, mother and their two children were admitted to hospital after a fire had broken out in a room of the house.

The family had been rushed to the Homagama Hospital and later transferred to the Colombo General Hospital.

The deceased were identified as the mother 35-year-old and the father 47- year-old residents of Kahatuduwa.

The two children, a 19-year-old is currently being treated at the Colombo General Hospital and the other a 4-year-old is being treated at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital.

The cause of the fire has not yet been established.

By Aloka Kasturiarachchi