One person dies in fire in apartment block in Rijswijk

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One person has died and two people were treated for smoke inhalation in a fire at an apartment block in Rijswijk on Tuesday.

Fire services were called to the ground floor flat in the Louis Davidsstraat at around 5pm, local broadcaster Omroep West reported.

The six-storey building had to be evacuated temporarily because of thick smoke and one person on the third floor had to be rescued by the fire brigade using an aerial ladder.

Police are investigating if the person who died in the fire lived at the address. An investigation into the cause is ongoing.

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