In Ireland, it looks as if a man has spontaneously burned up. A coroner has ruled that a man who burned to death in his home was a victim of spontaneous human combustion. This is the first time in 25 years that an Irish court has recorded this verdict. "Spontaneous combustion" occurs when a living human body is burned without an apparent external source of ignition. Investigators find a charred body in an unburned house, with no burned furniture or other signs of a fire nearby.
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