Man in his 60s dies following television explosion at his home 1 year ago

Man in his 60s dies following television explosion at his home

He passed away in the early hours of the morning.

A man has died following an accident at his home involving the explosion of his television.

The man has been named locally by Donegal News as Wilson McGirr.

McGirr, who was in his 60s and who lived alone, was watching television when it caught fire late on Monday evening.

An investigation has been launched after the incident at the man's home in Raphoe, County Donegal.

According to the Garda Press Office, the incident happened between the hours of 11.30pm on Monday night and 12.20am early Tuesday morning.

After getting the attention of his neighbours, it's believed that McGirr suffered heart complications. Gardaí were then called by neighbours to the scene. Fire service and an ambulance also attended the scene.

McGirr remained in a critical condition on Tuesday and passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Letterkenny University Hospital.

A post-mortem is to be carried out on the man's remains to determine the cause of death.