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Driver dies as car crashes into shop in Peckham

A driver has died after the car he was driving crashed into a shop in Peckham, south London.

Police said a BMW hit a building on Peckham High Street in the early hours of Wednesday, killing the man aged between 30 and 40 years old.

Several flats in the area were evacuated after a smell of gas was reported but residents were allowed back in shortly after.

The car has been removed and police are working to identify the driver.

Peckham High Street and Peckham Road were closed at the junction with Lyndhurst Way for several hours as specialist officers examined the scene.

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