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Man dies after suffering severe burns on bonfire night

A man has died after suffering severe burns while trying to light a fire on bonfire night.

The man, thought to be in his 70s, suffered fatal injuries at a private event at a property in Ashley Green, Buckinghamshire.

Paramedics said the man suffered "significant" burns while using an accelerant.

He died in hospital shortly after the incident, which happened at about 15:30 GMT on Saturday.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: "We believe the man was trying to ignite a bonfire with an accelerant when he received significant burns."

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