Five-year-old boy third family member to die after house blaze

A five-year-old boy has become the third member of the same family to die after a house fire in Nottinghamshire.

The child had been among five people rescued from the property in Woodhill Road, Collingham, near Newark, but police said on Sunday that he had died in hospital.

An eight-year-old girl and a 33-year-old woman died on Saturday.

A 34-year-old man remains in a serious condition in hospital, while a 53-year-old woman was lead to safety from the house.

Nottinghamshire Police said it is believed all the casualties were members of the same family.

Area Chief Inspector Rich Stapleford said: "Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, friends and the community of Collingham at this difficult time."

Police and the fire service are working to establish the cause of the blaze.

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