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Man critical after truck blast.


A MAN was fighting for his life last night after a freak explosion yesterday.

He was part of a team of painters on Cemetery Road in Sligo when a gas cylinder in their lorry blew up around 6pm. The force of the blast threw the man to the ground and a witness saw the victim run from the lorry in flames.

He said: "I heard an unmerciful bang and I saw a man run from the lorry - he was like a ball of fire.

"Three of his colleagues ran to help their pal. They were trying to put out the flames with bits of cloth before some-one came with a fire extinguisher and doused the man who was in agony."

Last night gardai sealed off the area for technical and forensic examination.

No one else was injured.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 3, 2007
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