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A 12-year-old boy has died after a garage wall collapsed in Essex.

Police said a man, in his 30s, was pulled from the rubble at a house in St John’s Road, Clacton, on Friday night but the boy died at the scene.

The man, who sustained an arm injury, and the boy knew each other, police added.

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The boy’s death is not being treated as suspicious and file will be prepared for the coroner.

Det Insp James Hardingham, who is leading the investigation, said: “My thoughts are with the family and friends of those concerned at this sad time.

“We’re continuing our inquiries to establish the facts leading to the wall collapse.”

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