Essex

Boys, 13 and 10, seriously hurt in Basildon house blaze

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Media captionThe cause of the fire is unknown at this stage

Two young boys are in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a house fire in Essex.

The children were rescued after a blaze broke out at a property on Beambridge Road in Basildon at 15:15 BST.

A 13-year-old boy was airlifted to Royal London Hospital and a 10-year-old boy was taken to Basildon Hospital by ambulance.

Both are in a "life-threatening" condition, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known and emergency services remain at the scene.

An investigation is under way.

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