Tragic, fire! Screams, 7 children burned alive

Seven children have died in a fire at a displaced people's camp in Congo.

Aniruddha Chakraborty
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BY A STAFF REPORTER:  At least seven children have been killed in a fire at a camp for people displaced by floods in eastern Congo, local official Thomas Bakenga said. Hundreds of families have been living in makeshift huts in shelters in Kalehe town since May after devastating floods destroyed homes in the villages of Bushushu and Nyamukubi in South Kivu province.

"The children killed in the fire were between one and five years old and four adults were hospitalized," Said Bakenga, regional administrator of Kaleh. "