Two, including child, die in house fire in the south of Spain

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DEATH BLAZE: The fire broke out on Calle la Havana, Arriate, near Ronda (Malaga). File image. Photo credit: Google Maps

A CHILD and an adult have died in a house fire this morning (Monday) in Malaga province in Andalucia.

Emergency services were called out to the town of Arriate, near Ronda at 1.44 am after a fire broke out in a two-storey house on Calle la Havana.

Six people were reportedly trapped on the top floor of the building according to the emergency services.

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The provincial fire service of Malaga, Guardia Civil, Local Police and ambulance crews raced to the scene of the blaze.

But emergency services have reported this morning, that two of the six inhabitants died in the fire, a child and an adult.

The other four residents suffered from smoke inhalation and were taken to hospital in  Ronda.

Spanish media have confirmed that those hospitalised include a 43-year-old woman, and three men aged 20, 23 and 44.

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