Tayside and Central Scotland

Pensioner dies after Dundee flat fire

An 87-year-old man has died following a fire at a flat in Dundee.

Tayside Fire and Rescue said Robert Latto succumbed to the effects of smoke inhalation following the blaze at Kinghorne Road in the city.

The fire brigade were called to the property after neighbours spotted smoke at about 1422 GMT on Saturday.

Despite the efforts of a neighbour, who forced entry into the flat and rescued him, Mr Latto died a few hours later at Ninewells Hospital.

A joint investigation involving Tayside Fire and Rescue and Tayside Police is under way to determine how the blaze started.

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