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Tayside Police seek identity of woman hurt in Perth fire

Unknown woman
Image caption The woman was injured while trying to escape a fire at a tenement in Perth

Tayside Police are trying to identify a woman who is critically ill in hospital following a tenement fire in Perth.

The woman is understood to have fallen 30ft from a drainpipe outside the building as she tried to escape the blaze in Alexandra Street at about 21:00 on 8 November.

Officers believe the woman is either Chinese or Vietnamese and in her 50s.

She is also thought to have links to London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Norfolk, Sussex and Glasgow.

The woman was among five people treated for smoke inhalation following the fire at the property.

She was discovered in the rear garden of the property suffering from serious injuries to her head and body.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing.

None of the other residents were seriously hurt.

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