A mother and child have died in a house fire in the Essex town of Braintree.
Emergency services were called to the property in South Street shortly before 10.45pm on Wednesday. However, they were unable to rescue the woman and her child, who have been named locally as Alina and her daughter Emilia.
Two women who managed to escape from the building before emergency services arrived were treated for smoke inhalation in hospital. One is understood to be Alina’s 18-year-old daughter Milena Kordaszewska.