Two siblings burnt to death in Kupwara fire incident

Srinagar :  Two minor brothers were burnt to death after a house caught fire in frontier north Kashmir district of Kupwara, officials said on Sunday.

The fire broke out in a two story wooden house of one Mohammad Akbar of Devar Loalab at around 11:30 pm Saturday in which his two minor children identified as six-year-old Amir and 3-year-old Ziyan who were asleep were burnt alive, Fire and Emergency officials said.

They said the fire was suspected to have broken out from the chimney of the house which engulfed the entire structure within no time and could not save the children.

They said the elders of the house had reportedly gone to attend a marriage party nearby when the incident occurred.