Funeral on Saturday for 4 Texas siblings in gas poisoning

Yasmeen Balderas, 17 (Facebook)

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Four children who died Jan. 2 following an apparent accidental gas poisoning at their Texas mobile home will be mourned in Amarillo.

An official with Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery says the funeral for the Balderas siblings is at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Amarillo police Officer Jeb Hilton said Tuesday the investigation continues into the deaths of 7-year-old Felipe, 9-year-old Johnny, 11-year-old Josue and 17-year-old Yasmeen Balderas.

Four other siblings and their parents required hospitalization, but have since been discharged.

Authorities have said a professional-grade pesticide applied by the father, under the home, combined with water and led to release of dangerous phosphine gas.

City spokesman Jesse Patton on Tuesday said cleanup continues at the family's uninhabitable residence.

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