Family Killed in Sheffield House Fire


    Three generations of a family, including a 9-week-old baby and two young children, have been killed in a house fire in Sheffield.

    Family relative Ishfaq Kayani said the deaths at Wake Road, Sharrow, were a "tragedy beyond imagination".

    He said the victims were his 54-year-old cousin, her 20-year-old daughter, two boys - aged nine and seven - and a nine-week-old baby girl.

    Twenty-fire fighters tackled the blaze shortly after midnight.

    Mr Kayani said: "The whole family is in a state of shock, devastated. The whole community is in a sombre mood.

    "Friends, relatives, we're all in huge, huge shock. It's a tragedy beyond imagination."

    He said: "The children were looking forward to school, and we've lost the whole family, just a wonderful family, highly respected.

    "But we, the family, would like to thank the police, the fire service and the media for all their support.

    "Obviously, the family needs a bit of privacy."

    A fire brigade spokesperson said: "An investigation has commenced, involving police and fire officers, to establish the cause of the fire."


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