BOY, 5, KILLED IN FREAK FIRE

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

TOKYO: A five-year-old Ja­panese boy was burnt to death after a wooden jun­gle gym dis­play cre­ated for a Tokyo arts fes­ti­val sud­denly caught fire, re­ports said yes­ter­day. The freak con­fla­gra­tion on Sun­day, caused flames to shoot me­tres into the sky, re­ports quoted wit­nesses as say­ing. A man be­lieved to be the boy’s fa­ther screamed for help, tear­fully shout­ing, “My child is in­side!” But Kento Saeki was con­firmed dead at hospi­tal. The cause of the fire is not yet known. – AFP

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