Seven pakistanis die in house fire in canada’s alberta province. According to a report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), seven Pakistanis, including four children, died in a house fire in Chestermere, Alberta, Canada last Friday.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Tammy Keibel spoke to CBC, saying five people escaped the fire and seven people were found dead in their home.
The deaths included a 38-year-old man and woman, a 35-year-old woman, a 12-year-old boy and a girl, an 8-year-old girl, and a 4-year-old boy. CBC is “a very tragic situation,” Keibel said. She also told the Canadian news agency that the cause of the fire was unknown, but that no criminal activity was identified in the preliminary investigation.
Reports said the deceased came from two families staying in the house. The Associated Press of Pakistan said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of a Pakistani citizen in the fire. We are contacting Canadian authorities to investigate the incident.”
He also added that he prayed for the strength of the dead souls and bereaved to endure the loss with patience and ordered the extension of widespread support for the affected families. The statement also said that under the direction of the Foreign Minister, Pakistan’s Canadian High Commissioner and the Vancouver Consulate were in constant contact with their families.
Meanwhile, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (FO) also expressed its condolences, saying that “seven Canadian Pakistanis, including four children, in Alberta, Canada, were deeply saddened by the tragic death of a house fire.” “Our thoughts and prayers go with the families of the victims of this tragic event. We also pray for the speedy and complete recovery of the wounded.”
The FO statement said that Pakistan’s consulate-general in Vancouver had contacted the relevant Canadian authorities to confirm the facts of the incident and provide “all possible assistance” to the bereaved family.
“According to relevant Canadian authorities, the cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but preliminary investigations have determined that it was not a crime,” the FO statement said.