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4 children killed in Mongolia home fire

26 Oct 2020, 18:18 GMT+10

ULAN BATOR, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Four children aged 4-7 were killed in a home fire in Mongolia, the country's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) reported Monday.

The fire occurred in a traditional round-shaped dwelling, or ger, in the Songinokhairkhan district of Mongolia's capital Ulan Bator on Sunday afternoon, killing three boys and a girl, said the NEMA.

"The victims were from two different families. At the time of the fire, the children were left home alone," it said in a statement, urging parents not to leave their children at home unattended.

Investigation is underway to determine the cause of the blaze, it added.

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