Burns victim passes away

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The Ballintra man who was airlifted to a Dublin hospital after suffering severe burns has died.

Ambulance paramedics asked for the Sligo 118 helicopter after the man, who was in his 60s, was burned in an incident involving petrol and a fire at his home at around 8pm last night.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff at the Severe Burns unit in St James’s Hospital, he passed away during the course of the night.

Gardaí are not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident.




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