Lancashire

Cem Bora, 11, died in Lancaster house fire, police say

Cem Bora Image copyright Lancashire Police
Image caption Cem Bora was trapped inside a property in Coniston Road, Lancaster, when a fire broke out

An 11-year-old boy died in a house fire in Lancashire, police have said.

Cem Bora was trapped after a blaze broke out inside a property in Coniston Road, Lancaster, at about 04:50 GMT on Sunday.

A 12-year-old boy and a man aged 18 who were in the house at the time managed to escape. They remain in hospital for treatment.

Police said Cem lived in another house in Coniston Road. An investigation into how the fire started has begun.

The 12-year-old boy is "extremely poorly" but in a stable condition and the injuries suffered by the 18-year-old man are not thought to be serious.

Det Supt Steve Pemberton said: "This incident has taken a young boy from his family and our thoughts, first and foremost, are with them.

"We are currently treating the fire as unexplained and our joint investigation with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is very much ongoing."

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