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Woman dies in flat fire - Man charged with murder

A woman has died in hospital today following a flat fire in Birmingham almost two months ago.

31-year-old Nazia Akhtar suffered extensive burns and died today as a result of her injuries. Credit: West Midlands Police

31-year-old Nazia Akhtar suffered extensive burns at the property on Fox Hollies Road and died today as a result of her injuries. A post mortem examination is due to be carried out.

A 30-year-old man also received burn injuries and following hospital treatment was charged with murder. Muhammad Hammad, of Fox Hollies Road, is due before Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow.

An investigation is on-going to determine what caused the fire which is being treated as arson.