Man, 8-year-old girl dies in house fire

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A  man and an eight-year-old girl have died in a house fire in Hull.

Emergency crews were scrambled to the house at 7.50am on Saturday after the blaze erupted.

Crews managed to get everyone out of the house and extinguish the flames but the man was sadly declared dead at the scene.

The young girl was rushed to hospital but couldn’t be saved and passed away shortly after.

Horrified locals revealed today how they banged on the door and shouted through the letterbox to alert the family as smoke billowed from a window.

But tragically their frantic warning cries were to “no avail”, Hull Daily Mail reports.

One woman, whose daughter was friend with the tragic young girl, said: “I’m heartbroken. I just can’t believe it, I just can’t believe it.”

Humberside Police confirmed a cordon would be remain in place as they work to establish the cause of the fire.