Homeless man dies of '100% burns' after tent he was living in is set on fire

A man has died after the tent he was living in was torched while he was inside it

Police are trying to identify a man who died of ‘100% burns’ when the tent he was living in was set on fire.

The man, thought to be in his 40s and from Romania, was living under tarpaulin in east London.

A second victim was left with critical injuries in the blaze and has since been put into an induced coma in hospital.

It is believed the men had been sleeping rough together in Wanstead.

Investigators from the Metropolitan Police are now attempting to identify the victims.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine said: ”This was a horrific incident which has caused one man to lose his life, and may claim the life of another.”

Firefighters, police and paramedics scrambled to the scene of the fire on scrubland near the southbound carriageway of the A406 at around 11.45pm on Tuesday 18 June.

Two men have been charged with murder, attempted murder and arson with intent to endanger life following the fire.


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