8-year-old boy dies of smoke inhalation, 9-year-old brother critical

Police are investigating the death of an 8-year-old boy who was found dead in Mayaro this morning.

His 9-year-old brother is in a critical condition after both appeared to have been suffocated by smoke.

Police were called to a home in Kernahan Village after the two boys were found unresponsive in a room at 5 am this morning by their parents.

The 8-year-old boy is believed to have died due to smoke inhalation, as investigators found a burnt mosquito coil in the room.

His 9-year-old brother was rushed to the Mayaro Health Facility where he was listed in a critical condition up to news time.

The identities of the children have not been released.

 

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