A man has been charged with murder after a pregnant woman and her unborn baby
were killed in a tower block fire in Southend.
47-year-old Lillo Troisi is due in court later.
30 year old Khabi Abrey died in hospital on Monday (May 9) following a suspected arson attack at the block of flats in Balmoral Road, Westcliff on Saturday night (May 7.)
A post mortem examination has given the cause of Mrs Abrey s death as complications arising following the inhalation of fire fumes.
Her unborn baby died of cardiac arrest due to Mrs Abrey s inhalation of fire fumes.
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