Elderly man dies in Norbury house blaze

An elderly man has died in hospital after being rescued from a bedroom in a blazing house in south London.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus pulled the man from the first floor of his home in Norbury in the early hours.

More than 20 firefighters tackled the large blaze in Norbury Crescent, which started on the ground floor of the house at about 04:25 BST on Saturday.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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