Hounslow fire: Tragedy as sixth body found after blaze at home that killed mum, 47, and her 3 children including baby | The Sun
A SIXTH body has been found after a house fire that killed a mum, her three children and another person.
Seema Ratra, 47, died in the blaze on Sunday after flames "engulfed" the property in Hounslow, West London, in just "eight seconds".
Her three children including her baby sadly also died in inferno, as well as a fifth person.
Police today confirmed a sixth body has now been found at the home.
They said all six victims were adults and children with their deaths being treated as "unexplained".
One man who managed to flee the flames was taken to hospital with serious burns.
Cops said today he is still receiving treatment but his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.
A joint probe between the Met Police and London Fire Brigade is continuing into the cause of the fire.
Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Garth Hall said: “Firstly, I want to express my sincere condolences to all those affected by this terrible incident. The deaths of so many people, including children, is simply heart-breaking.
"We intend to complete a meticulous investigation into how this tragedy happened.
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"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.
“We have now been able to sadly confirm the death of a sixth person.
"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.
“These deaths are still being treated as unexplained and we are liaising closely with the Coroner."
Screams of "get my son out" were heard as the fire took hold at the home on Channel Close, Hounslow, on Sunday night.
Five people found on the first floor of the building were all tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information has been asked to call police on 101 quoting Operation Hamalton.
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