February 29, 2024

2 kids die in fire caused by unattended  ‘katol’

By Justine Rich Talusan

TWO children aged 5 and 3 died in a fire that razed their house in Moncada, Tarlac.

Moncada Fire Station deputy fire officer Veronica  Ordilla identified the fatalities as Prince Rolan Ferolino, 5, and Princess Sophia Ferolino, 3, of Bgy. Tubectubang, Moncada town.

The charred bodies of the two kids were found inside their bedroom.

Their mother, Michelle Ann, survived but sustained burnt injuries in the body.

An investigation showed the young siblings were sleeping when the fire started.

“Base po sa initial naming imbestigasyon ay unattended na lighted na katol, mosquito repellent coil, and pinagmulan ng sunog,” Ordilla said.

The kids grandmother,  Lorna, told police that they tried to rescue Prince Rolan and Princess Sophia but they were prevented by the raging blaze.