Wales

Two deaths at house in Cwmbach, Aberdare 'unexplained'

Police car outside the house in Cwmbach
Image caption The couple were discovered at the property in Cwmbach on Tuesday

A man and woman have been found dead at a bungalow in the Cynon Valley in south Wales.

The 71-year-old man and woman, aged 58, were discovered at a property in Cwmbach in Aberdare on Tuesday.

South Wales Police said they were treating the deaths as unexplained and post-mortem examinations are expected to be carried out later.

The pair were discovered by neighbours who became concerned after seeing a downstairs light on in the morning.

'Strong community'

Another neighbour, Dilys Evans, said: "They were lovely people - both of them had been unwell but we just don't know what has happened.

"They lived there alone but were very much part of the strong community we have here."

A South Wales Police spokesman said: "A 71-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman were discovered at a property in Cwmbach in Aberdare on Tuesday.

"At the moment we are treating the deaths as unexplained."

South Wales Fire Service said it sent crews to the home on Tuesday morning to check for carbon monoxide.

A spokeswoman said: "During that time they did not detect any carbon monoxide."