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Birmingham flat fire: one dead and two injured

A woman has died and two men were taken to hospital following a fire at a flat in Birmingham.

Fire, police and ambulance crews were called to a ground floor flat at Sycamore Court in Buxton Road, Erdington, at 0830 BST on Tuesday.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said an elderly woman died as a result of the fire.

He added a man in his 50s was treated for smoke inhalation and a man in his 60s suffered chest pain.

The man in his 50s was brought out of the property by firefighters while the man in his 60s, though to be a relative, arrived at the scene after the incident.

Both men were treated by ambulance staff and transferred to Good Hope Hospital.

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