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Second body located in Lake Mac unit fire


The authorities’ worst fears have been realised following the discovery of a second body in a unit, destroyed by fire at Teralba earlier this week.

It comes after another corpse was located inside the same premises 24 hours earlier.

About 4.10am on Thursday 29 February, emergency services were a called to an apartment block on Railway Street, Teralba.

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews worked to extinguish the blaze.

However, the unit sustained significant damage.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District and the State Crime Command’s Arson Unit then began inquiries into the incident.

A body – yet to be formally identified – was located following an initial search of the unit.

Then, on Friday 1 March, they unearthed more human remains.

The second body is also yet to be formally identified.

Structural assessments continue to be made on the unit to ensure it is sound before forensic examination can continue.

Inquiries into the cause of the fire are ongoing.

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