Body of woman found after Chorlton-cum-Hardy shed fire

Image caption Police found the body of a woman in the shed shortly after 0645 this morning

A person whose body was found after a fire in a concrete shed in Manchester was a woman, police have said.

Police made the find shortly after 06:45 GMT following reports of an explosion in an outbuilding on Barlow Terrace in Chorlton-cum-Hardy.

Det Insp Mark Astbury appealed for information about this "terrible set of circumstances where someone has tragically lost their life".

The woman who died is yet to be identified.

Neighbours told the BBC that a mother and two children lived at the address.

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