Two People Killed In House Fire

Two people have been killed in a house fire in Deal, Kent.

The blaze broke out at the house in Quern Road around 5.30am and was tackled by more than 20 firefighters from Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

Kent Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended the scene. It is understood that the two victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to reports, the victims are believed to be a woman in her 40s and her daughter, believed to be aged 10 or 11.

A neighbouring property was evacuated and Quern Road has been closed to traffic.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire. Early reports on Thursday afternoon indicated that the fire is so far believed to be accidental.


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