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    First Irish case of death by spontaneous combustion

    BBC News - First Irish case of death by spontaneous combustion

    A man who burned to death in his home died as a result of spontaneous combustion, an Irish coroner has ruled.
    It is believed to be the first case of its kind in Ireland.
    West Galway coroner Dr Ciaran McLoughlin said it was the first time in 25 years of investigating deaths that he had returned such a verdict.
    Michael Faherty, 76, died at his home at Clareview Park, Ballybane, Galway on 22 December 2010.
    An inquest in Galway on Thursday heard how investigators had been baffled as to the cause of death.
    Forensic experts found a fire in the fireplace of the sitting room where the badly burnt body was found had not been the cause of the blaze that killed Mr Faherty.
    The court was told that no trace of an accelerant had been found and there had been nothing to suggest foul play.

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    I thought spontaneous combustion of humans was an urban legend....

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    A flammable Irishman is news?

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    They're surprised that an Irishman spontaneously combusted? Or are they surprised that it took this long for it to happen?
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    With how many of them are continuously soaked with whiskey, I'm surprised it took this long.
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