Berkshire

Woman dies in Reading hospital room fire

Prospect Park Hospital
Image caption Prospect Park Hospital specialises in mental health illnesses

A woman has died in a fire in a hospital bedroom.

The woman, in her 30s, was pronounced dead at Prospect Park Hospital, in Reading, on Sunday night.

All other patients were safely evacuated from the hospital, which specialises in mental health illnesses, the fire service said.

Her death was not being treated as suspicious and a file was being prepared for the coroner, Thames Valley Police said.

Officers were called to the hospital in Honey End Lane, at 22:38 GMT, a spokesman said.

The woman's next of kin have been informed, he added.

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