efe-epaPort-au-Prince

At least 15 children died in a fire at a Haitian orphanage run by a US-based Christian non-profit group, authorities in that Caribbean nation said Friday.

Two children burned to death in their rooms when the fire erupted on Thursday night on Port-au-Prince's outskirts, while the other 13 succumbed to respiratory complications at a nearby hospital, a local judge, Raymonde Jean Antoine, told reporters.