2 toddlers killed in Gaza house fire
Published Thursday 27/03/2014 (updated) 29/03/2014 11:46
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Two toddlers died late Wednesday in a fire in an apartment in Rafah, civil defense officials said.
Malak Fathi Sheikh el-Eid, aged 2, and Ghana Fathi Sheikh el-Eid, one-and-a-half years old, were found dead following the fire.
Four other family members were reported injured.
The fire started when a candle overturned in the apartment, fire fighters said.
Gaza residents often use candles to light their house during frequent power cuts, which can last up to eight hours a day.