2 children killed in apartment fire in Qalyubia
Fire - YOUM7 (Archive )

CAIRO: Two children were killed in a fire that erupted in their apartment in the town of Khosous in Qalyubia, Youm7 reported Sunday.

Mahmoud, 7, and Ruwaida, 5, asphyxiated; their mother Naguiba S., 31, attributed the blaze to a short circuit, according to Youm7.

The apartment lies on the second floor and has four rooms; only some of the furniture was burned.

The mother ruled out deliberate arson, while investigations are still ongoing. It has not been revealed yet whether the children were alone in the apartment.

Another massive fire erupted at a perfume factory over 200 square meters on the third floor of a perfume factory in the Second Industrial Zone in 6 October City. Eight fire trucks and civil protection forces with two large water tanks put out the fire leaving no casualties, Youm7 reported.

The criminal lab is yet to determine the cause of the fire.

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