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Harlow fire deaths: Fifth child dies

2012-10-18 22:16:14

Harlow fire deaths Dr Sabah Usmani

A three-year-old girl seriously injured in a house fire in which four of her siblings and her mother were killed has died in hospital.

Dr Sabah Usmani and her sons Sohaib, 11, and Rayyan, six, and daughter Hira, 13, died on Monday in Barn Mead.

A third son, Muneeb, nine, died in hospital.

Daughter Maheen was being treated at Broomfield Hospital but has died, it has been announced. Her father Dr Abdul Shakoor is still being treated.

Mid Essex Hospital Trust said in a statement: "Trust staff and the specialist care team from the St Andrew's Burns Centre offer their sincere condolences."

Dr Shakoor, who suffered severe smoke inhalation, is now recovering from his injuries in the adult burns ward of Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.

He was transferred there from Harlow's Princess Alexandra Hospital, where he worked, on Monday night to be close to Maheen.


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