DNA to identify fire victims

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The house in which the bodies of four persons were found following last Friday's fire in Broughton, Little London, Westmoreland

Police investigators in Westmoreland are awaiting DNA results to determine the true identities of the four persons whose charred remains were discovered in the aftermath of a house fire in Broughton district, Little London, last Friday.

Post mortems are also to be conducted to ascertain the causes of death.

Firefighters are also yet to determine the cause of the blaze.

The four-bedroom dwelling was occupied by 32-year-old farmer Alwayne Clarke and his wife, Susan.

Reports are that about 4:45 p.m., residents saw fire coming from a section of the building and summoned the police.

On the arrival of the lawmen, the charred remains, suspected to be that of Mr. and Mrs. Clarke, Wayne Thompson, 42, labourer of Broughton and an unidentified male, were found inside the building.

 

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