Mother 'beyond consoling' after children die in fire

Shots of the house.
Three generations of one family died in the blaze. Credit: Sky High Camera/PA Wire

The mother of three children who died in a house fire in Sheffield was "beyond consoling" and in a state of shock after she surviving the blaze, a relative has said.

Aerial images show the damage at the Sheffield property where five people, including three children, died.
Aerial images show the damage at the Sheffield property where five people, including three children, died. Credit: Sky High Camera/PA Wire

Ishfaq Hussain Kayani, the cousin of the 54-year-old grandmother who died in the blaze, said Razia Nazim Kayani "managed to escape".

The fire broke out shortly after midnight. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"The grandmother of the children, she made attempts to rescue the children but obviously it wasn't to be," he added.

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