Noah and Connor Barthe with their mother
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Escaped pet shop snake kills two children in Canada

Police in the Canadian province of New Brunswick have launched a criminal probe into the apparent killing of two young boys by an escaped snake.

Investigators hope to learn whether the owner of the pet shop from which the snake escaped followed all the rules.

Connor and Noah Barthe, ages seven and five, were sleeping over with the son of the shop's owner in a flat above the Campbellton shop on Monday.

A python weighing 100lb (45kg) is suspected to have strangled them.

Sangeeta Myska reports.

  • 06 Aug 2013
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