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# London
Two children and two women die in house fire in London
Firefighters were called to the blaze in Bexleyheath in south-east London yesterday evening.

TWO CHILDREN AND two women have died in a house fire in Bexleyheath in south-east London.

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to the blaze on Hamilton Road around 8.30pm yesterday, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said in a statement.

Crews in breathing apparatus rescued two women and two children from the first floor using a nine metre ladder.

All four died at the scene, the LFB said.

A man who left the building before firefighters arrived has been taken to hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

“This is a truly terrible incident which is both sad and shocking,” said London Fire Commissioner Andy Roe.

“Our thoughts are with the family, friends and local community at this difficult time.”

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