A family of six members died on Sunday night in a house fire in Tumoek village in Kapkwen location, Kipkelion West constituency.

Police say the fire is suspected to have been caused by a battery explosion and was fanned by some chainsaw petrol which was inside the house.

The battery was being powered by a solar panel.

Further, the Authorities said the man of the house lost his wife, 3 children, sister and his brother's wife to the tragedy.

The victims were all sleeping in the same house which was constructed from timber.

Two of his sons who were sleeping in a detached kitchen house managed to escape.