Inquest opens into tragic car fire deaths

Echo: Catherine Mhlaba Catherine Mhlaba

THE inquests into the deaths of a mother and son who died a tragic car fire in Thorpe Bay opened today in Chelmsford.

Catherine Mhlaba, 45, and Beki Ali, 16, of Blytyh Avenue, Shoebury, were found dead in a burnt out Vauxhall Vectra on Thorpe Esplanade on Tuesday night.

Following a post mortem on Friday, assistant coroner for Essex, Eleanor McGann, said the pair died of burning and inhalation through combustion.

The inquest was adjourned until May.



Comments are closed on this article.


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree