Walton flat fire victim dies

An elderly man has died after a fire at a flat in Liverpool.

The fire service said the blaze involved a settee and other furniture in the living room of the property in Carisbrooke Road, Walton.

The 87-year-old was rescued from the flat's hall on Friday afternoon. He was given CPR and oxygen at the scene, but later died in hospital.

A Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the cause of the fire was being investigated.

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