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Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of an elderly woman in a flat fire in south London, which has been described as a "vile attack" by police. Detective Chief Inspector Cliff Lyons said:
A murder investigation has been launched after a fire killed an elderly woman in her flat on Deptford High Street yesterday.
82-year-old Giuseppina Fazzani died at the scene.
A 55-year-old woman was rescued from the upper floor by the London Fire Brigade and treated for smoke inhalation. She has since been discharged from hospital.
An elderly woman who died after being rescued from a fire in a flat on Deptford High Street has been named as 82-year-old Giuseppina Fazzani.
A murder investigation has been launched and a post-mortem has begun. Her next of kin has been informed.
An elderly woman who was rescued from a fire in a flat on Deptford High Street during the early hours of this morning has died.
Emergency services were called to the shop conversion just after 1:30am.
A second woman was also rescued and taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.