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Man dies after tower block fire

Clydesdale Tower
Emergency services were called to Clydesdale Tower in the city

A man has died following a fire at a tower block in Birmingham.

Emergency crews went to Clydesdale Tower, near the A38 running through the city centre, on Friday morning.

The man was pronounced dead in hospital and the coroner has been informed. West Midlands Police said it was not being treated as suspicious at this stage.

Holloway Head going inbound and outbound was closed for about an hour, but the flats did not need to be evacuated, police said.

The West Midlands force said it was called at about 0645 BST and Holloway Head was closed at 0700 BST.

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