5 people, including 3 children, killed in Akron house fire
AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Two adults and three children were killed in a house fire on Linden Avenue in Akron, the Summit County Medical Examiner said.
The house on the 1100 block of Linden Avenue caught on fire around 12:50 a.m.
In addition to the five people who died, four more were taken to Akron hospitals.
“I don’t know what to do... I’m kind of lost right now,” Yam Subba, a relative of the victims, told 19 News.
Subba said his father and his stepmother lived in the house. They moved to Akron as refugees, seeking a better life in the United States. They were the two adults who died in the fire.
Subba, who is from Nepal and lives in the Columbus area, said he got the call about the fire around 3 a.m. and was at the house by 6 a.m.
19 News cameras were rolling as people from near and far stopped by the home to express sorrow and pay respects.
S. Kasmir tells 19 News the Nepali community is tight-night.
“The property is gone, we have to buy again but it doesn’t matter, life is gone,” he said.
This is a developing story; stay with 19 News for more information.
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