A murder investigation is under way following the death of a woman after a car fire in Co Derry.

The blaze took place outside a house in the Quarry Road area of Knockloughrim in the early hours yesterday.

The woman was aged in her 50s.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said a 59-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He said police received a report of a car on fire outside a house at around 5.40am yesterday morning.

A woman in the car was taken to hospital, but later died from her injuries.

He said that the man was also taken to hospital for treatment for burn injuries.