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Police name 5 victims of London high-rise fire

Police have identified five of the six people killed when fire swept through a London high-rise, as investigators try to find out what started the blaze.

world Updated: Jul 04, 2009 20:02 IST

Police have identified five of the six people killed when fire swept through a London high-rise, as investigators try to find out what started the blaze.

The victims are 34-year-old Helen Udoaka and her 3-week-old daughter Michelle; 26-year-old Dayana Francisquini; 3-year-old Filipe Francisquini; and 31-year-old Catherine Hickman. The sixth victim has not been named.

Police Chief Superintendent Wayne Chance said Saturday that the fire started on the ninth floor of the 12-story building. The victims were all on the 11th floor.

He said police were treating the building as a crime scene and the fire as suspicious because they did not yet know the cause. A local official said it would be days or weeks before displaced residents could return.