Essex

Elderly woman dies after Benfleet bungalow fire

An elderly woman died after a fire broke out in her bungalow in Essex.

Fire crews were called to the semi-detached property in Carlton Drive, Benfleet, on Thursday lunchtime to find it alight.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus carried the woman from the bungalow, but she later died.

A spokesman for Essex Fire and Rescue Service said a full investigation would be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.

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