Family of five die in house fire
Updated: 2013-09-07 14:08
HEFEI - A family of five, including three children and their parents, died in a house fire in East China's Anhui province Saturday morning, local authorities said.
The fire was at a village house in Yuhui district in the city of Bengbu. Local firefighters received a call at 2:06 am and put the blaze out half an hour later, the city's emergency response office said in a statement.
Five bodies were found in the rescue and search operation and were later identified as husband and wife, their infant boy, 5-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son, it said.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.