CEBU CITY — Two children perished in a fire that hit Sitio Hillside, Barangay Talamban, Cebu City at past noon Wednesday and destroyed at least 15 houses.
Fire investigators identified the fatalities as Terrence John Garcia, 4, and his brother Bryle Cedric Llorag, two months old.
Firefighters recovered their charred remains Wednesday afternoon at the second floor of their two-storey house.
The two children were reportedly trapped on the second floor of their house when fire hit the village at past noon Wednesday.
Kimberly Llorag, the boys’ mother who works as a helper in Barangay Banilad, also in Cebu City, said she immediately went home when she heard of the fire in their area only to be told that her children were trapped in the fire.
The boys were reportedly left in the care of an uncle while their grandmother fetched an older sibling in a nearby school.
Earlier in the day, a fire also hit the stockroom of an electronics store in Barangay Punta Princesa, Cebu City at around 8 a.m.
No one was hurt in that fire. PNA-northboundasia.com