Neasden fire inquest

A father has told an inquest how he tried to save the lives of five children and his wife, when flames engulfed their Neasden home.

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Blaze father's tragic family search

A father who lost five of his children and his wife in a devastating house fire has described running up and down his burning home as he searched for his family.

Bassam Kua, 52, braved blinding smoke and raging flames as he tried to save his loved ones when the blaze ripped through their London home in September last year.

But he was unable to reach his wife Muna Elmufatish, 41, daughters Hanin Kua, 14, Basma, 13, Amal, nine, and sons Mustafa, five, and Yehya, two, who died in the fire.

The inquest into the deaths heard the family were asleep when the blaze engulfed their home in the early hours of September 24 2011.

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