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Elderly man dies in County Donegal house fire

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An 80-year-old man has died in a house fire in County Donegal.

The blaze broke out in his home in Cloghan near Fintown at around 14:00 on Thursday.

Fire crews attended the scene but the man, who lived alone, died a short time later.

His body has been taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for a post mortem examination. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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