2 kids burned to death in Zamboanga

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 15 2012 03:46 PM | Updated as of Jul 16 2012 03:17 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A 9-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl died after they were intentionally burned in Barangay Talon Talon in Zamboanga City Saturday night.

The children, identified as John Mendoza and Jessiedel Mendoza, were collecting used bottles and plastic when they entered an abandoned house owned by suspect Alfred Miranda to get some junk materials.

Miranda allegedly got mad and he beat up the victims.

He then allegedly put John and Jessiedel to fire.

Miranda was immediately arrested, but he denied the allegations. – from a report by RJ Rosalado, ABS-CBN News Zamboanga