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Family of Llangammarch Wells victims release tribute

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The family of the Llangammarch Wells farmhouse fire victims have released a statement thanking the community for support.

Dyfed-Powys Police said five children aged between four and 11 and one man, named as David Cuthbertson died in the fire.

An investigation into the fatal fire in Powys continues and the cause is still being treated as 'unexplained.'

David Cuthbertson has been identified as the man who died in the fire Credit: South Wales Police/ Family handout

The family have issued the following statement:

As a family, we would like to state how extremely grateful we are for the overwhelming sympathy, kind thoughts, well wishes, and all assistance and support shown to us since this tragedy.

It is hard to put into words how much it all means to us. The support of friends, the local community and from much further afield is astounding, and we thank you all so very much for all your kindness.

We would also like to express our sincere gratitude for all the efforts of the emergency services so far. We understand that this has been a very difficult and dangerous operation from the outset, but the professionalism, determination and respect shown by all the emergency services has been clear to us.

Our ordeal continues, but we know that the investigation and operation is continuing, and are reassured that we are the priority of the police.

– Family statement

The fire broke out in the early house of Monday 30 October. Three children who managed to escape the fire have since been discharged from hospital.

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