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Leukaemia house fire orphan dies
Adam Riaz
Adam was receiving treatment for leukaemia
A teenager who lost his parents and four sisters in a house fire has died from leukaemia at a hospital in Greater Manchester.

Adam Riaz, 17, from Accrington, Lancashire, was receiving treatment at Manchester's Christie Hospital when his family was killed in the fire.

Lancashire Police believe the fire, which happened on 1 November, was started by Adam's father Mohammed Riaz.

An inquest into all six deaths has been adjourned until February.

Sayrah, Alicia and Sophia Riaz (left to right)
Police believe the house was deliberately set on fire

Detectives believe Mohammed Riaz, 49, locked all the doors in the house before starting several fires all over the house using accelerants.

He was named as the only suspect in the murder investigation but died in hospital before detectives could question him.

Caneze Riaz, 39, and children Sayrah, 16, Sophia, 12, Alicia, 10, and Hannah, aged three, died in their beds at the house in Accrington.

Lancashire Police are investigating the possibility that Mr and Mrs Riaz were having marriage problems.


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