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Rare case of 'spontaneous human combustion' kills man in Ireland

• Terrence Aym
An Irish coroner, Dr. Ciaran McLoughlin, has returned a verdict on the cause of death of Michael Faherty, a 76-year old man from Ballybane, Galway: spontaneous human combustion (SHC). The doctor stated he had not reached such a conclusion in more than 25 years of investigating causes of death. The forensic finding is startling and adds to the growing casebook of victims who've died from the mysterious phenomenon—an enigma with stretching back about 300 hundred years.

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