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Mum's agony as boys perish in fire

By pat hurst

A desperate mother shouted "Help me! Help me" after fire broke out in her house, killing two of her sons aged two and three, neighbours said.

One would-be rescuer was beaten back by the smoke and flames at the semi-detached home in Huddersfield, and the toddlers were recovered by firefighters. The boys, named on floral tributes as Jake and Logan, were rushed to hospital on Saturday afternoon but could not be saved.

Their mother and an older brother had managed to flee the house before firefighters arrived.

The fire was believed to have started in the front bedroom and a rescuer, thought to be a neighbour, tried to get in by climbing on a veranda at the back of the house.

The boys' father also dashed to the house to try to help, neighbours said.

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