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Girl, 17, dies trying to escape maisonette fire in Mile End

PUBLISHED: 11:10 03 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:16 03 July 2017

Fire fighters at the scene this morning. Picture: Twitter@A71KUR

Fire fighters at the scene this morning. Picture: Twitter@A71KUR

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A teenage girl has died after she tried to escape a fire in Mile End this morning.

The 17-year-old is believed to have fallen to her death as the blaze swept through a third-floor maisonette in St Paul’s Way.

Fire fighters and paramedics were called to the scene shortly before 6am where a man was rescued from a fourth floor bedroom before being rushed to hospital.

Three other people, who escaped the blaze before fire fighters arrived, were also taken to hospital.

Around 50 other residents who live in the flats above a row of shops escaped the building before fire fighters arrived.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire.

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