Papua New Guinea police have revealed that six children were burnt to death in a bushfire last week when they went out picking fruit near a remote Eastern Highlands village.
The Post Courier newspaper reports that the six were believed to be trapped in a gorge surrounded by high cliffs and the Waiyamba river in Okapa District.
The victims were aged between seven and 12.
Police say there's a strong possibility that one of the children might have started a fire which got out of control.
Five of the children were buried immediately while the body of one was taken to Goroka Hospital for a post mortem to be carried out.