Canada: Fire in House Killed, 7 Pakistanis, Including 4 Children
The area around the site is currently closed and emergency personnel is on the scene.


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: At least seven Pakistanis, including four children, have been killed in a house fire in the Canadian province of Alberta.

According to Canadian media CBC, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) official Tammy Cable said five people had managed to escape the blaze.

He described the incident as "tragic" and described the dead as "a 38-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, two 12-year-old boys and a girl, an 8-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy." ۔

The cause of the fire is not yet known, but a preliminary investigation has not identified any criminal activity, he said.

'It was terrible, very terrible

The area around the scene was sealed off and emergency personnel were on the scene.

John Martins, a neighbor of the house where the fire broke out, said he woke up in the middle of the night to find smoke in his house. I saw people burning in the house and on the street.

"The guests came to his house last night, it was terrible, it was terrible," said John Martins.

Khalil Bhatti, who was present at the scene, said he knew the family and often met them during prayers.

"It's a small town, they were very nice people," he said.

Talking to the media, local leader Leila Ahir said, "I want to send a lot of love to this family and my community."

"We need to come together as a community to help this poor family," he said.

The Foreign Office confirmed that the dead were Pakistanis

In response to media questions, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry confirmed that the dead were Pakistanis.

"Seven Pakistani-Canadians, including four children, were killed in a house fire in Alberta. We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident. Our prayers are with the families of the victims. We also pray for a speedy and complete recovery.

"Relevant authorities at our consulate in Vancouver are offering all possible assistance to verify the facts and with the bereaved family," he said.

"According to Canadian authorities, the cause of the fire is not yet known, but a preliminary investigation has shown that there was no criminal activity," he said.

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