Police say two Ugandan children died in a fire while their parents watched a World Cup match on television nearby.
Police in Uganda have warned parents against leaving children alone in houses following the death of an 8- and 10-year-old in the Kayunga district west of Kampala.
Kayunga police official Henry Kolyanga said the house in which the children were sleeping caught fire. â€œThe mother and father of the children left a candle burning and went to watch the match on television in a nearby trading center,â€ Kolyanaga said.
He added it was likely the candle was hit by a rat and it lit the tablecloth, â€œwhich subsequently lit other household property.â€