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Siblings killed in Cebu fire

Posted at | Updated as of 05/06/12 6:12 AM
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Tatlo ang patay sa magkahiwalay na sunog sa Maynila at Cebu. Nagpa-Patrol, Jennifer Garcia.TV Patrol, Mayo 5, 2012, Sabado

Siblings killed in Cebu fire

Posted at | Updated as of 03/09/13 7:55 PM
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MANILA, Philippines -- Two children died in a fire that hit their home in Sitio Batching in Compostela town, Cebu City.

The fatalities were identified as 14-year-old Adjulito Behisika, who is physically disabled, and his 2-year-old sister Maricar.

Investigation showed that the fire was caused by unattended cooking.

Authorities said the two children were left at home after their mother, Jocelyn, went out to fetch water at a nearby well.

Firefighters reportedly failed to immediately respond to the blaze since the victims' home was in a remote area in the sitio. -- Report from June Perez, dzMM