A man in his 20s has died at Glastonbury festival after he caught fire. It is currently unknown how the man caught on fire, although it is not being treated as suspicious.
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Somerset Police have said they are:
Treating the death as unexplained and do not believe it to be suspicious.
Emergency services rushed to the site after receiving a call reporting that a man was on fire. He was reportedly airlifted to a hospital in Birmingham on Monday evening and taken to a specific burns unit. However, his injuries were so severe that he did not make it.
A spokesperson from Somerset Police said:
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.
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.
So tragic. RIP – thoughts go out to this guy’s friends and family.
In addition to this tragic event, this year’s Glastonbury looks like it’s going to be totally flooded.