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Medics: Family of 6 dies in Gaza house fire

Jan. 31, 2013 9:30 A.M. (Updated: Feb. 2, 2013 9:47 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Six family members, including four children, died early Thursday in a house fire east of Gaza City, medics said.

Hazem Mahmud Dahier, 32, his wife Samar, 30, and their children, 4-month-old Qamar, Farah, 3, Nabil, 5 and Mahmud, 6, were killed in the fire, medics said.

Civil defense officials retrieved the bodies from the home in the al-Shujaiyeh neighborhood. They said the fire was caused by a candle.

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