Main Media English

Get Latest News, India News, World News at Main Media English

Support Us

Sixth body recovered in London house fire that killed 5 Hindus

IANS logo Reported By IANS |
Published On :

London, Nov 20 (IANS) The body of a sixth person who went missing in a house fire in west London that killed five members of a Hindu family, including three children, has been found, police said.

Seema Ratra and her three children — Riyan, Shanaya and Arohi — died along with a house guest in a blaze that took hold in Channel Close, Hounslow, on November 12 during Diwali celebrations.

Also Read Story

Empty chairs, forced attendance allegations cast shadow on INDIA bloc’s Delhi rally

Nagaland’s sole LS seat to witness triangular contest in 2024 polls

Odisha Crime Branch busts racket involved in Rs 1.04 cr fraud

IPL 2024: Under-pressure Mumbai Indians hope to shine in home comfort (Preview)

IPL 2024: Sai Sudharsan, David Miller star as clinical Gujarat beat Hyderabad by seven wickets

Viksit Bharat Ambassador meet-up: India is world’s 3rd largest start-up ecosystem today, says I&B Minister Anurag Thakur

Amit Shah chairs meeting of Lok Sabha core committees in Jaipur, holds roadshow in Sikar

IPL 2024: Ishant Sharma back as Delhi Capitals win toss, elect to bat against CSK

Viksit Bharat Ambassador Jaipur meet-up: Participants heap praise on the initiative

Ratra’s husband Aroen Kishen who managed to escape the fire has been recovering in the hospital.


Confirming that a sixth body has now been found at the home by firefighters, police said all the victims were adults and children with their deaths being treated as “unexplained”.

“For many days now the scene has been too unstable and dangerous to complete many of our inquiries. It was only after the walls were shored up, and the roof removed, that it became safe enough for search teams to enter the premises,” senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Garth Hall said.

“We have now been able to sadly confirm the death of a sixth person,” Hall added, expressing condolences to all those affected by the incident.

A joint probe between the Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade continues to investigate the cause of fire .

“We intend to complete a meticulous investigation into how this tragedy happened… The investigation into the cause of the fire continues and I must express my thanks to the London Fire Brigade, their knowledge and experience has been crucial in helping us understand what may have happened that dreadful night,” Hall said.

Police said that post-mortem examinations will take place in due course and the families of all those concerned have been informed and are being supported.

Ten fire engines and about 70 firefighters were pressed into service to control the blaze in which the ground floor and first floor of the mid-terrace house were destroyed and part of the roof was also damaged.

Neighbours said they witnessed Kishen escaping the home screaming, “my kids, my kids”, after the fire.

The London Fire Brigade said it was too early to know whether fireworks or candles for recent Diwali celebrations caused the fire.

–IANS

mi/ksk

(This report is auto-generated from IANS news service. 'Main Media' holds no responsibility for its content.)

Get involved in bringing the ground realities of Seemanchal. Click the "Support Us" button to join our membership.

Support Us

Related News

Pawar vs Pawar: A fight for supremacy in Baramati

Rebel Wilson opens up on weight loss journey, says she’s an emotional eater

Shraddha Kapoor asks fans how they wasted 1st quarter of 2024

PM Modi virtually interacts with party workers in Varanasi

AIADMK will ally again with BJP after LS elections, says Chidambaram

PE-VC investments fall by 8 per cent to $6.2 billion in Q1

Cut! Mark Ronson’s role in Amy Winehouse biopic gets axed

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *