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Vigil held for boys killed by snake

Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 00:45

Aug. 8 - Hundreds gather for a vigil to remember two boys strangled to death by a python in Canada. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Crowds of people gathered at a vigil on Wednesday (August 6) for the two Canadian boys that were killed by a snake as they slept. An autopsy has confirmed that two boys in Eastern Canada who were apparently attacked in their sleep by a four-metre (13-foot) python died of asphyxiation, police in New Brunswick said. Noah and Connor Barthe, aged 4 and 6, were found dead early on Monday after the snake, a 45-kg (100 lbs) African rock python, escaped from its glassed-in enclosure, slithered through a ventilation shaft and fell into the room where they were sleeping. The snake was euthanized after the attack. Hundreds of people lit candles in remembrance of the two young children. The boys were at a sleepover in an apartment where the snake was being held in a glass enclosure.

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Vigil held for boys killed by snake

Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 00:45