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Man dies after being pulled from burning Seven Kings flat by firefighters

PUBLISHED: 10:29 19 October 2016 | UPDATED: 10:29 19 October 2016

Firefighters from Romford, Harold Hill and Bethnal Green attended.

Firefighters from Romford, Harold Hill and Bethnal Green attended.

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A man died in hospital after firefighters rescued him from a burning flat yesterday morning.

The blaze broke out in a ground floor flat in Elgin Road, Seven Kings, destroying roughly a quarter of the property.

A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman said: “We attended a fire at an end of terrace house in Elgin Road at 10.55 this morning.

“A ground-floor flat had suffered 25 per cent damage and fire crews wearing breathing apparatus rescued a man from the building.

“The man was then taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service.

“Sadly, he later died in hospital.”

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