Elderly man dies in house fire


An elderly man has died in a house fire in Co Cork.

The blaze on Main Street in Rathcormac was spotted at about 8pm last night.

No-one else was in the property at the time.

The man’s body was removed to Cork University Hospital where a postmortem examination is due to take place.

It was the second fatal house fire over the weekend following the deaths of three members of one family in Co Leitrim.

Pensioners Desmond and Patsie McDonald and their 34-year-old daughter Patricia were killed when a fire ripped through their home.