Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man, 82, dies in house fire in Ryde

An elderly man has died following a fire at a house on the Isle of Wight.

Justin Bell, 82, was taken to hospital after the blaze in St Thomas Street, Ryde on Tuesday evening, but died later in hospital.

His 81-year-old wife Mary and a man, 22, and woman, 21, who tried to help him were also treated in hospital for smoke inhalation, but later released.

The cause of the fire, which started in the kitchen, is being investigated but is not being treated as suspicious.

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