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Inquest opens into tragic car fire deaths
12:20pm Monday 9th December 2013 in News
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.
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