Man dies after east London flat fire

A man has died after a flat fire in east London.

Firefighters were called to the property on Selwyn Road in Plaistow, Newham just before 22:00 GMT on Saturday.

The man was rescued from a flat on the first floor and taken to hospital by London Ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

London Fire Brigade said it took more than an hour to get the fire under control.

Police said the blaze was not being treated as suspicious.

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