Essex

Woman dies and three injured in Southend fire

The fire in Sutton Road, Southend
Image caption The fire broke out in a terraced house in Sutton Road, Southend

An elderly woman has died and three people have been injured in a house fire in Essex.

The elderly occupant of the terraced house in Sutton Road, Southend, died in the fire which started at about 1715 BST.

Two men were treated for smoke inhalation and the third person, a relative, suffered burns as they tried to effect a rescue.

An investigation into the cause of the fire has started.

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