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Senior seriously injured in fire dies

Rescue scene: Firefighters at the Devonshire apartment where a man was rescued after a blaze broke out (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Police have confirmed that a 89-year-old man who was seriously injured in a fire in a Devonshire apartment block on Thursday has died.

The man, who has not yet been named by police, was seriously injured in the fire on Devon Spring Lane.

A spokesman for the Bermuda Police Service said: “The Devon Spring Lane resident was extracted from the building by firefighters, who performed CPR on the senior citizen at the scene – but ultimately, he succumbed to his injuries.

“Official identification of the deceased is anticipated in due course, pending next of kin notification.

“The site was held overnight until the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service Fire Investigator and the BPS Forensic Support Unit processed it this morning.”

Police added that videos were circulating of the incident including one showing firefighters performing CPR in the victim.

The spokesman urged members of the public not to further circulate the video out of respect for the deceased man’s family.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Anyone with relevant information is urged to call 247-1744 or 211 as soon as possible.