Phulbani, Dec 20 :
In a tragic incident, two children were burnt alive today in Tejamaha (Tiramaha) village of Bandhagarh panchayat under Phiringia police limits when a hut and the hay stack next to it caught fire, local sources said.
The children who were playing inside the hut could not get out in time and were caught in the middle of the raging fire.
However, two other children who were playing with them managed to escape unhurt.
The deceased boy and the girl both aged 3 were the son and daughter of two brothers Sukant Sahu and Dilip Sahu respectively of Tejamaha village, sources added.
The cause of fire could not be ascertained immediately.