Six minors sustain burn injuries in Chandigarh

March 18th, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, March 18 (IANS) Six children, in the age group of three to six, sustained burn injuries Wednesday when they ignited a chemical substance while playing near their home in a Chandigarh village, the police said.
The children, who live in a slum rehabilitation colony at village Mauli Jagran, while playing with paint thinner ignited it.

“Family members of one of the injured are in the business of white-washing. A can of thinner was lying in the home and the children started throwing it on each other,” Kehar Singh, investigating officer, told IANS.

One of the kids ignited a match stick and the chemical immediately caught fire, Singh said.

Their parents were not at home at the time of the incident.

“The condition of two children is stable and they are admitted in a government hospital,” said Singh.

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