Man dies from fire -related injuries

A man, who witnesses describe as being 'on fire' has died from his injuries.

Victoria Police say officers were called to the 600 block of Gorge Road East shortly after noon Wednesday.  When they arrived, they discovered the victim in immediate need of assistance and being helped by bystanders.

Officers helped put out the fire with the help of paramedics and Victoria Fire Department firefighters, and then offered first aid.

The man was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries where he died a short time later.

Police say the incident remains under investigation.  

Further details may be released at a later time, pending notification of the man's next of kin.

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