Image Above: Channel Close, Hounslow. (Google Maps)
Body of person ‘unaccounted for’ since fire on Sunday evening found four days later
The body of a sixth person has been discovered following the house fire in Hounslow on Sunday night (12 November). Police have confirmed that five of those who died are from the same family, three of them children. The family has been named locally.
The children were called Arohi, Riyan and Shanaya according to tributes left outside their school by classmates. Their mother Seema Kishen was killed in the fire, while her husband Aroen escaped and was heard screaming ‘My kids, my kids’ outside the property, according to witnesses. Aroen also died from his injuries.
The ground floor and first floor of the property in Channel Close were destroyed in the fire, which was tackled by seventy firefighters and ten fire engines. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the home remains taped off by investigators.
Hounslow Council has been providing “assistance around the clock” for residents affected by Sunday’s fire. Some residents have had to move out of their homes temporarily. Leader of Hounslow Council Shantanu Rajawat said the local authority was “conducting welfare checks with those affected”.
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