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Man and five children feared dead in Wales housefire in UK

The children, aged between four and 11, were believed to have been killed at the remote property at Llangammarch Wells, central Wales, in the early hours of Monday.

Published: 31st October 2017 11:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st October 2017 11:43 PM   |  A+A-

By AFP

LONDON: A man and five young children are believed to have died in a fire at their farmhouse in Wales, police said Tuesday, with three other children who escaped currently in the hospital.

The children, aged between four and 11, were believed to have been killed at the remote property at Llangammarch Wells, central Wales, in the early hours of Monday.

"Based on current information available to us, we are working on the hypothesis that 1 adult male and 5 children, aged between 11 and 4 years old, are unaccounted for and believed to be deceased within the house," said Jon Cummins from Dyfed-Powys Police.

"Due to the severity of damage at the scene, we are unable at this stage to identify any of the deceased.

"The 13, 12 and 10-year-old children that managed to escape remain in hospital. None are in a life-threatening condition," he added.

Police are currently treating the cause of the fire as unexplained. 

A neighbour raised the alarm shortly after midnight on Monday, with locals naming the homeowner as David Cuthbertson, according to media reports.

Flowers and tributes have been left near the gutted farmhouse.


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