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Glastonbury-goer dies after catching fire

A man was airlifted to hospital with severe burns from the Glastonbury Festival site in Worthy Farm last night but later died of his injuries

By IQ on 21 Jun 2016

Glastonbury Festival 2010, Worthy Farm, Somerset, Edward Simpson

A much drier Worthy Farm in 2010


image © Edward Simpson

A man has died after suffering serious burns in an “unexplained” accident at the Glastonbury Festival site last night.

A statement issued by Somerset and Avon Constabulary this morning reads:

“We were called by the fire service after reports of a man on fire at the Glastonbury Festival site at about 5.20pm last night (20/6).

“The man suffered serious burns and was taken by air ambulance to Southmead Hospital in Bristol. He was transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where he sadly later died.

“The man’s family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time.

“Our enquiries are continuing but we are treating the death as unexplained and do not believe it to be suspicious.”

Glastonbury’s car park opens tonight, while the arena and campsite – all at Worthy Farm in Somerset – aren’t accessible to the public until tomorrow morning (Wednesday), so it is likely the man was a contractor or festival staff.

Muse, Adele and Coldplay will headline this year’s festival, with music starting on Friday. Festivalgoers will be hoping for a clear run of hot weather before then, as it’s looking pretty wet so far

 


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