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Lidgate deaths: Post-mortems to be held this weekend as investigation continues into explosions at bungalow

An investigation is continuing into a fire at a bungalow in Lidgate in which two people died - with post-mortems due to be held this weekend.

Police were called by the fire service at 12.15pm on Tuesday, May 7 following reports of multiple explosions at the secluded property, off The Street.

The building suffered significant damage and structural work had to be undertaken to make it safe to enter.

Emergency services at the Lidgate fire on Tuesday.
Emergency services at the Lidgate fire on Tuesday.

Two people died in the incident and it is understood locally that two women - a mother and her adult daughter - lived at the property.

A police spokesman said: "Enquiries by police and fire service investigators have concluded at the scene, but the investigation is ongoing and it is too early to comment on the possible cause of the explosions.

"The deaths remain unexplained at this time, but detectives do not currently believe that there is anyone else involved.

"Home Office post-mortem examinations are due to take place tomorrow, Saturday May 11.

"Formal identification procedures have not yet taken place."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference CAD 122 of 7 May.

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