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Sweden's Oldest Man Dies In Fire

Published fredag 29 maj 2009 kl 19.38
The man's house outside Halmstad

Sweden's oldest man , who was 107, was found dead in his home on Friday after a house fire.

The body of the man was discovered by fire rescue services who'd been called to the scene before lunchtime. The cause of the blaze is not yet known.

The 107 year old was Sweden's oldest man and had lived alone since the death of his wife nine years ago.

He celebrated his birthday in March this year and was said to be in good health.

Dagens Nyheter newspaper reported that the man, who loved sailing and all sports, drove his car until he was 102 years old.


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