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Woman dies following Stoke-on-Trent fire

3 October 2017 Local News

Zainab Adam, 36, from Ringlands Close, Stoke-on-Trent sadly passed away at 8:15pm last night (Monday 2nd October) in Royal Stoke Hospital.

Zainab had been in a critical condition after being rescued by firefighters following a fire that broke out in an adjacent flat where she lived around 6am on Sunday 1st October. Firefighters also rescued her daughters, Tafaoul Fadoul, 6, and her six-month-old Tamunni Fadoul. Tafaoul and Tamunni remain in a critical condition.

Detective Chief Inspector David Giles, who is leading the police investigation, said: “It is with the deepest sadness that I deliver the news of Zainab’s tragic death, our sincere condolences are extended to her family and friends. Zainab’s two children are extremely poorly in hospital and our thoughts and hopes are with them. Specially trained family liaison officers are supporting the family through this very difficult time.

“We believe the fire started in a wall mounted storage heater and my investigation aims to establish what exactly happened. However, I must reaffirm that the cause of the fire was not a deliberate act. The investigation is closely supported by the Health and Safety Executive and the Fire and Rescue Service.

“I would also like to extend my thanks to local residents for their patience and understanding for the disruption to electricity supply and access to some properties during the initial investigation.”

If you can provide any additional information about this incident, please contact 101 quoting incident number 134 of 1 October.


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