Abu Dhabi house fire: Six Pakistani victims identified

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Six Pakistani nationals, including three members of a family, that died in a fire that broke out in a residential plot in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi have been identified.

One of the Pakistanis, identified as Mohammad Raheem, 50, sustained minor injuries in the blaze that struck on Friday.

The deceased were identified as Muhammad Farouq, who hailed from Kohat, as well as his children Omer Farouq and Khurram Farouq.

Three others who lost their lives in the fire were Khayal Afzal from Orakzai Agency, Eid Nawaz Khan from FR Peshawar, and Ali Haider from Bannu.

According to initial reports, the blaze sparked in a small room, where several flammable items, including a generator, gas pipes, air conditioners and wood caught fire.

The Embassy of Pakistan in Abu Dhabi has been in constant contact with the survivors and relatives of the deceased, both in UAE and Pakistan.

The Embassy officials also visited the accident site to extend necessary facilitation including for issuance of Death Certificates and Emergency Travel Documents.

The Mission is also in touch with PIA officials for early repatriation of the human remains to Pakistan.

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