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Essex: Shock as two people die in Southend car fire

The fire happened at Thorpe Bay Esplanade in Southend yesterday evening. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Essex Police have launched an investigation after two people died in a car fire in Southend.

It happened at the Thorpe Bay Esplanade yesterday evening, at around twenty 17:20.

Three fire crews were called to the scene but were unable to save the two people in the car.

Detectives say that the deaths are currently being treated as "unexplained."

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