Twins killed in Sutton fire ‘were always laughing and holding hands’
Four children die in house blaze despite firefighters' rescue efforts
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Kyson, Bryson, Leyton and Logan were engulfed in the blaze which tore through the home in Sutton, south London, last night. The family friend, who laid flowers this morning at the scene of the blaze, said the siblings, aged three and four, were always laughing and holding hands.
The woman, herself a mother who lives nearby, said: “They were such lovely boys, always giggling and very cheeky.
“Whenever I’d walk down the road or through the park, they’d pretend to chase me and they’d always be laughing together.
“It’s going to have a big impact on the school, everyone knows everyone.
“They were always all holding hands.”
A 24-year-old, who works in a nearby shop but wished to remain anonymous, also talked fondly about the children who often came to her shop with their mother, describing them as “so well behaved” and “polite”.
Eight fire engines and 60 firefighters rushed to the scene at around 6.55pm yesterday evening, reports My London.
They faced an already intense blaze throughout the whole of the ground floor, despite arriving within three minutes of hearing reports.
Firefighters stormed into the burning mid-terraced house and brought the four young children out but, despite their best efforts, all died a short while later.
The children attended Westbourne Primary School in West Sutton, which has released a statement saying its staff and pupils are “devastated” by the “heartbreaking event”.
It added: “Westbourne Primary School and its entire community are devastated at the news of the tragic loss of the four children; our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the family and anyone else affected by this heartbreaking event.
“We will continue to support the children, the staff, the families and the community through these very difficult times.”
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