Five children killed in fire at U.S. day care centre

Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) A fire at a day care centre in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania killed at least five children, said local authorities.

The fire was reported on Sunday at a day care centre in Erie, a lakeside town in northern Pennsylvania, Xinhua reported.

According to Erie fire chief Guy Santone, multiple people were trapped inside the three-storey single family house, which abruptly caught fire.

Santone said the victims ranged from eight months to seven years in age.

The owner of the day care centre, an adult female, was flown to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The day care centre was certified by local authorities until March 2020, local media the Erie Times-News reported.

Erie has a population of about 100,000 and is the fourth largest city in the state.

--IANS

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