South West Wales

Investigation after man dies in house fire in Neath

Fire engine in Neath
Image caption Fire crews were called to the house fire shortly before 07:00 BST on Thursday

A joint police and fire investigation is being carried out into a fatal house fire in Neath.

South Wales Police said a man died but he has not yet been formally identified and they are trying to trace his next of kin.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out once the man has been identified.

Emergency services were called to the house in London Road shortly before 07:00 BST.

Det Insp Trudi Meyrick of Neath Port Talbot CID said: "We are continuing to jointly investigate the cause of the fire which at this stage is being treated as unexplained.

"We are yet to establish the man's next of kin and we appeal to anyone who knew the occupant of the property or his family or friends to contact police."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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