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Two women and three children dead after Sheffield fire

Two women and three children have been killed after a house fire in Sheffield. Police and fire officers have begun an investigation into the blaze in the Sharrow area of the city.

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Mother 'beyond consoling' after children die in fire

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. 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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