Canada: Four children dead after house fire

2018-01-08 10:28
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Montreal - Four children were killed in a house fire in the eastern Canadian province of Nova Scotia, local media reported on Sunday, quoting family members on the tragedy.

The fire tore through a home in Pubnico Head, in the province's Yarmouth County, 260km southwest of Halifax. Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers said they responded to a call shortly after midnight (04:13 GMT on Sunday).

"We can confirm there are fatalities. The RCMP is at an early stage of this investigation," spokesperson Jennifer Clarke told reporters around midday.

Local media reported that two children who lived in the house were involved, as well as another two who were not part of the same family but were in the house at the time of the fire.

The province has been dealing with frigid temperatures; it was minus -13°C at the time.

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