Two boys die of burns as dry grass catches fire

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Hyderabad, Apr 2 (PTI): Two boys sustained burns and died later at hospital after a heap of dry grass caught fire while they were playing with a lit matchstick, police said on Friday.

The incident happened in a village in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana on Thursday, the police said.

Three boys, aged about eight, were playing when the fire occurred. One of them managed to escape, they said.

The two sustained about 70 per cent burns and were taken a hospital. They died while undergoing treatment, the police said.

A case was registered, they added.PTI SJR NVG NVG