Belfast Telegraph

Pensioner killed in house blaze

An elderly women has died in a house fire in Athlone.

The blaze broke out at around 5.45am on Monday at the property in Cartrontroy.

The woman, aged in her 80s, died at the scene. Her husband, also in his 80s, was taken to Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, suffering from smoke inhalation.

Gardai have preserved the scene for a technical examination but officers are not treating the fire as suspicious.

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