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Teenage siblings from Telangana die in US fire

Washington: Three teenaged Indian siblings were among four people killed in a fire during Christmas celebrations at a house in the US state of Tennessee, according to media reports.

The fire killed a woman and three Indian teens from Telangana who were staying with her family through the holidays in a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee, the USA Today reported.

"Kari Coudriet - of Collierville, Tennessee - as well as Sharron, 17, Joy, 15, and Aaron, 14 - teen siblings of the Naik family from India - all, died in the fire," the paper reported, citing a statement issued by the Coudriet's church, Collierville Bible Church.

"A fire started around 11 o'clock pm at the Coudriet home (on December 23). 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," the church said.

The Coudriets were hosting the Naik family for the holidays.

Kari's husband Danny and their son Cole were able to make it out of the home. Both are expected to survive, the paper said.

The Indian teens were studying at the French Camp Academy in Mississippi.

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