Seven deaths in fire seen as murder


London - Police are treating as murder the deaths of the seven members of one family - ranging from a two-year-old child to a 75-year-old great-grandmother. They died when the blaze raged through the house in Chingford, north-east London, at about 1 a.m.

Police said those who perished were a two-year-old boy, four-year-old twin girls, the children's 20-year-old father, his 16-year-old girlfriend, and the children's grandmother and great-grandmother.