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Friday 23 March 2018

Elderly man dies in house blaze

GARDAI were last night investigating a fire which killed an elderly man in his home.

Neil 'Biddy Rua' McClafferty (92), who lived alone, was found by a passer-by at around 1.40am in the seaside town of Downings in Co Donegal.

Units of both Falcarragh and Milford Fire Stations rushed to the fire but Mr McClafferty was found dead at the scene.

Garda forensics officers were examining the scene yesterday.

Irish Independent

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