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2 toddlers die after steam burns possibly caused by radiator

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NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say two toddlers have died after suffering steam burns in a New York City apartment, and investigators are looking into whether a radiator malfunctioned.

The New York Police Department says the 1- and 2-year-old girls were taken at around noon Wednesday from the Bronx apartment to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

The medical examiner will determine what caused their deaths. However, police and fire officials say both children had serious burns.

A neighbor told WABC-TV that she heard a woman screaming and saw steam emerging from the closed door.

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