2 boys killed after python escapes store in Canada
CAMPBELLTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A python escaped from its enclosure at a pet store in Canada, slithered through a ventilation system into an upstairs apartment and killed two young boys as they slept, police said.
The boys, aged five and seven, were visiting the apartment of a friend above Reptile Ocean Inc., an exotic pet store in Campbellton, New Brunswick, said Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Julie Rogers-Marsh.
Police arrived at the apartment around 6.30am local time and found the two boys dead. A friend of the boys was sleeping in another room and was unharmed, the constable said, adding that the owner of the pet store lived in the apartment.
The constable said the snake escaped from its enclosure sometime during the night and was believed to have made its way into the apartment through the ventilation system.