Teenager critically ill with 40% burns to his body after being engulfed in flames at Eleventh Night bonfire…

If anything is it surprising that more people were not injured or killed over the weekend. From Allison Morris in the Belfast Telegraph:

A teenager is in hospital with burns to 40% of his body and face on Monday night after catching fire at a north Belfast bonfire.

Eyewitnesses say the 17-year-old, who is from the Ballysillan area, lifted a canister of petrol to throw at the already ignited bonfire when the flames caught the accelerant dousing him in burning fuel.

Footage posted on social media shows the young man running from the fire in flames as spectators screamed in horror.
One person is heard shouting for him to drop to the ground and roll to extinguish the fire.

At some point, there is going to be a real tragedy at one of these bonfires with multiple deaths and injuries, it is just a matter of time.

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