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Tragic fire claims lives of 6 siblings; mom of 9 critical

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The children who lost their lives to the tragic incident were aged between nine months and 11 years. Scary? Read on for some must-follow fire safety tips

The bodies of the six children were recovered from the family’s home in Baltimore, Maryland, according to this report. The tragedy struck when a fire broke at the three-storey home soon after midnight, with the mother and her nine children inside.  The mom and two children were saved by her 8-year-old daughter. The brave girl is fine and fit to be released from the hospital. However, the other three are still in a critical condition.

When their neighbour Delmetria Elmore, looked out of the window, she noticed orange flames, which made her rush out. However, by then the whole house was engulfed in the blaze, says this report, which also mentioned that the cause of the fire is under investigation. Officials identified the bodies to be those of a 9-month-old boy, a 2-year-old boy, 3-year-old twin girls, and 10- and 11-year-old girls.

Spine-chilling, isn't it? It's especially worrisome since the cause of the tragedy is still a mystery. However, that also makes me wonder if the accident was something that could have been stalled?

Continue reading for some essential fire safety tips for you and your family.

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