Shahdol (MP), Jan 25 (PTI) Two children were today burnt to death when an abandoned bus in which they were playing suddenly caught fire here, police said. Also Read - Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Vote Counting Updates From Madhya Pradesh: BJP to Register Thumping Victory in Khajuraho, Satna, Rewa, Sidhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Mandla

The deceased were identified as Ashi Kushwaha (3) and Ahua Burman (6). Also Read - MP: Half-naked Body of Woman Found in Shahdol; Rape Case Registered

The kids were playing in the bus parked on the roadside since the last 6 to 7 months under Sohagpur police station area when it suddenly caught fire. The flames also engulfed a nearby truck, District Superintendent of Police Sushant Kumar Saxena said. Also Read - EC Issues Notice to Rahul Gandhi For Saying 'PM's New Law Lets Tribals be Shot Dead'

The two children were found charred to death in the gutted bus, he added.

Firefighters later put out the blaze.

Police have filed a case and started investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire.

Meanwhile, District Collector Mukesh Shukla announced a financial help of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of the deceased.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.