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Children leave hospital after escaping deadly house fire

Three children who managed to escape a deadly house fire in rural Powys have been discharged from hospital.

The blaze broke out at a farmhouse in Llangammarch Wells in the early hours of Monday morning.

Dyfed-Powys Police said five children aged between four and 11 and one man, named as David Cuthbertson, remain unaccounted for and are believed to have died in the property.

Today Detective Chief Inspector Martin Slevin said: “The 13, 12 and 10-year-old children that managed to escape the fire have now been released from hospital and are being cared for by family.

“The family continue to be our priority, and we would reiterate their wish that their privacy is respected during this ordeal, and they are not to be contacted in any way. They are grateful to all their friends and the local community for all the support, sympathies and kindness shown to them.

“This continues to be an extremely difficult incident and investigation for our officers, and our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and all those affected.”

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