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Last Updated: Monday, 8 January 2007, 10:32 GMT
Man dies in home-made explosion
Scene of explosion
The man was found after neighbours heard an explosion
A man has died in an explosion at a house in Lincolnshire.

Neighbours called the emergency services after they heard the blast at the house on Saturday night, and found the injured man inside.

He had suffered severe burns and injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

Officers believe the explosion, in Allen Road, Coningsby, was caused by some sort of home-made device and are not looking for anyone else.

Neighbouring buildings were evacuated and military bomb disposal experts called in, but they were happy no other devices were present.

Map of Coningsby

The house remained sealed off on Sunday and scenes of crime officers were due to start investigations into the blast.

Carl Wall, a neighbour who lived across the road from the house, said several people tried to save the man.

Another neighbour, Pauline Barnes, said: "It was horrendous really to think that there was actually someone in there.

"I was just relieved his partner and children are safe."

Inspector Jim Keenan from Lincolnshire Police said: "We are carrying out forensic examinations of the place and physical searches to determine what precisely was the cause.

"We don't believe there was any third party involvement in this death at all and no suspicious circumstances," he added.

The man's identity is expected to be released after a post-mortem examination of his body on Monday.


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Lincolnshire Police speak at the scene of the blast



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