Fire victims' family seeks aid

Posted at 01/05/2014 8:11 PM

MANILA -- Two children suffered third-degree burns after the two were caught in an accident near a burning house in Valencia City, Bukidnon.

The victims, April Joy Nadayag, 9, and her sister, Cristina, 11, were looking curiously at a burning house near their residence at Purok 4, Barangay Poblacion, Valencia City last Friday.

According to the other residents, gas from the burning house leaked to the drainage, causing panic to the onlookers.

April Joy was accidentally pushed to the drainage. Her body was already on fire when her sister, Cristina, saved her.

The siblings' mother, Evangeline, is asking for aid in buying her children's medicines and to support their treatment.

The victims' father, who works in an auto repair shop, single-handedly supports the family. -- with a report from Rod Bolivar, ABS-CBN News