Hyderabad: Three Indian siblings from Telangana’s Nalgonda district were amongst the four killed in a fire which broke out at a house in Collierville in the United States. The incident took place two days prior to Christmas.

Four people, namely Kari Coudriet, Sharron (17), Joy (15) and Aaron (14), died in the fire.

The children were staying in the US for their studies at French Camp Academy in Mississippi, and had come over to the Coudriet residence to celebrate Christmas when the incident took place. The children were loved by the entire town and the death of the children came as a shock to the entire town, a report said.

“A fire started around 11 o’clock pm at the Coudriet home. The Coudriet family was hosting, housing, and celebrating Christmas with three teenagers attending an Academy here in the States. The Naik family are missionaries in India that our church supports,” Hindustan Times quoted from the statement released by the Coudriet’s Collierville Bible Church.

The fire broke out on December 23 and took firefighters over half-an-hour to douse it. As of now, the cause of the fire is not known and the matter is being investigated.

Two people escaped the fire, a 3-year-old boy who jumped of a window and his father, HT reported.