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Elderly woman dies in Deptford flat fire

An elderly woman has died after a fire broke out at flats in south-east London.

The woman was rescued from the ground floor of a property in Deptford High Street but died at the scene. Another woman was rescued from the second floor.

The building is a former shop, converted into flats.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said the fire was reported just after 01:30 BST, and was brought under control in an hour.

A large part of the ground floor of the property was damaged, a spokesman said.

LFB and police are investigating the cause of the fire.

The second woman was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

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