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Two people die in bungalow fire

Two people have died in a fire at a house in Essex.

Emergency services were called to reports of a fire at the bungalow in Southern Hay, Eastwood, early on Saturday morning.

A spokesman for Essex Fire and Rescue Service said a 77-year-old man and a woman aged 79 died at the scene.

Divisional Officer Bob Wahl said an investigation had been carried out by officers and the fire was believed to have started accidently.

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