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Southend: Two Dead Following Car Fire
Two people have died following a car fire near Southend.
Emergency services were called to Thorpe Bay Esplanade at around 5.20pm yesterday (Tuesday 3 December).
The fire was put out by 5.50pm but two people died at the scene.
Essex Police say they think the two people who died are a mother and her son.
Officers believe 45 year-old Catherine Mhlaba may have started the fire which killed herself and 16 year-old Beki Ali.
The first rail freight service from the UK to China has arrived.
The contract of the current Chief Constable of Essex, Stephen Kavanagh, has been extended for a further four years.
A teacher, who worked in Chelmsford, has been charged with multiple offences relating to children.
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