13 kids die in Myanmar school fire

Yangon, April 2 (IANS) As many as 13 children were killed in a fire that broke out at a school in a mosque in Yangon’s Botataung township Tuesday, authorities said.

The fire, which occurred at 3 a.m. when a total of 78 children were asleep, was caused by electric short-circuit triggered by overheat of a voltage transformer installed inside the mosque, reported Xinhua citing sources.

The fire has been brought under control.

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