Manchester

Sale flat fire: Man dies and two injured

Scene of the fire
Image caption A neighbour was injured after smashing a ground floor window to try to rescue the occupants

A man died and two people were injured following a fire at a flat in Greater Manchester.

Fire crews were called to Brooklands Road, Sale, at about 07:00 BST after smoke was seen coming from the home.

A neighbour suffered burns to his hand after smashing a ground floor window and using a fire extinguisher to try and rescue the trapped 77-year-old man.

The man's wife managed to escape through a window. Firefighters rescued the man, who later died.

An investigation has started into the cause.

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