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6 killed in Al Ain villa fire


DUBAI – Four family members were among six people killed in a fire at a villa in Al Ain, according to the Al Ain Police.

The incident happened in Zakher area on Friday. Police said the fire spread rapidly, trapping the sleeping group inside the villa.

The victims were identified as Omer Farouq, 23, his brother Khurram Farouq, 27, and their father Farouq, 50. Their relative, Ali Haider, and friends Khayal Afdal and Eid Nawaz, were also killed in the blaze.

Mohammed Raheem, 50, said he escaped after smashing open the bathroom roof. Raheem, who was visiting the family, said he tried to pull out Omer but that the latter had fallen unconscious.

The fire completely destroyed the villa. The victims were taken to Al Ain Hospital where they were declared dead on arrival. GAD/Expat Media


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