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Glastonbury Festival: Man Dies After Catching Fire

21/06/2016 11:19 | Updated 21 June 2016

A man has died after suffering severe burns when he “caught fire” at the Glastonbury Festival site.

The man, in his 20s, was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where he later died. 

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: "The man's family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time." 

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Emergency crews were called to the Worthy Farm site in Pilton (pictured last year) 

Several emergency crews including two air ambulances were called to the Worthy Farm site in Pilton on Monday afternoon at around 5pm.

The details of how he suffered the burns are unknown. His death is being treated as unexplained but it is not believed to be suspicious. 

The site is due to open on Wednesday and the music starts on Friday with Muse, Adele and Coldplay all headlining. 

Some camping areas open earlier and staff and contractors are at the site preparing for when the event begins in earnest. 

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