Northern Ireland

Woman and child die in Cork fire

Cork University Hospital
Image caption The victims were pronounced dead at Cork University Hospital

A woman and a five-year-old child have died in a house fire in Cork.

The blaze broke out at 0315 BST at a property in the Mahon area of the city. It is understood that eight people were in the house on Nutley Avenue.

Six managed to escape, but a 25-year-old woman and a child, who were trapped, were taken to Cork University Hospital. They later died.

A garda technical team will examine the scene later in the morning.