Gateshead woman dies in hospital after flat fire

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A woman who was rescued form a house fire in Gateshead has died in hospital.

The woman, who has not yet been named, was freed by firefighters from a ground floor flat on Rosebery Avenue in the town in the early hours of 9 November.

A man who was also in the property managed to escape and was treated for burns and smoke inhalation.

A spokeswoman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service said the woman died the following day in Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

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