A 3-year-old girl who was rescued from a house fire in the United Kingdom has died, according to local media reports.
Lia Pearson’s three siblings died in the house fire on Monday morning, according to the BBC.
"Rest in Paradise, Beautiful Angel" People have been posting tributes to three-year-old Lia Pearson after she became the fourth child to die in the Walkden fire. Her brother and two sisters died on Monday. Lia passed away in hospital, where her mother is still seriously ill. pic.twitter.com/A2f9snOtSi
— BBC North West (@BBCNWT) December 13, 2017
She died in the hospital on Wednesday after the fire left her critically injured. It broke out Walkden, Salford, on Monday.
The mother Michelle, 35, remains under sedation in a hospital.
— Mary Naylor ?? (@MaryLNaylor) December 13, 2017
Demi, 15, died at the scene of the fire, and her 8-year-old brother, Brandon, and 7-year-old sister, Lacie, died in the hospital.
Two people were charged with the murder of the three children, and they will likely face additional charges now that Lia has died.
Zac Bolland, 23, and Courtney Brierley, 20, both of Worsley, Salford, were charged in their deaths, and they also were charged with arson.
— ITV News (@itvnews) December 13, 2017
Two 16-year-olds were in the home at the time of the fire, and they managed to escape.
Chief Superintendent Wayne Miller told reporters that the family is “completely devastated.”
He told The Independent, “We now have a much deeper understanding of the devastating events which led to the tragic deaths of three children in Walkden in the early hours of yesterday morning, and have made significant progress in this investigation. We have collected CCTV from the area and now believe this to be a targeted attack on this house.”
ZACK BOLLAND and COURTNEY BRIERLEY have been charged with the MURDER of my grandchildren Demi Pearson, lacie and Brandon. The attempted murder/murder of Lia and the attempted murder of Michelle Pearson, kyle and bobby Harris. They have been charged with arson pic.twitter.com/xFOTKzIAwh
— Ste Jackson?? (@G5TEJ) December 13, 2017
The Telegraph > Salford fire: Girl, three, becomes fourth child victim of blaze as pair appear in court charged with murder https://t.co/Jq1TMFJepP
— Inspiration Journal (@InsJournal) December 13, 2017
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