Arrest after fire in Shadwell maisonette kills two men

Aftermath of fire
Image caption Inquiries continue into the cause of the fire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two men died in a house fire in east London.

The two men, thought to be aged about 20 and 40, were pronounced dead after being found at the maisonette in Chapman Street, Shadwell.

London Fire Brigade were called at 0120 GMT and said the blaze was under control by about 0252 GMT.

The 52-year-old man was being questioned at Limehouse police station in east London.

Inquiries continue into the cause of the fire, which destroyed nearly all of the second and third floors of the four-storey block.

Post-mortem examinations were due to be held at Poplar mortuary, in east London, on Tuesday.

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