Man Dies From Severe Burns in Attack

Friday night a man died of burns all over his body after apparently becoming a victim of an attempted assault in Guápiles.

The incident occurred in the community of Pococí where there were a few cyclists who reported on a vehicle that caught fire at the edge of the street.

Eduardo Jimenez of the Guápiles fire department, reported that on arrival they found a pick-up truck on fire and three outbreaks of fire outside the car. Then they found the body of a person still alive and in a fetal position.

According to reports from the fire department, the man would have been burned with the vehicle but he managed to get out of it after the attack.

The victim was taken to a local hospital but died 12 minutes after admission.

Authorities are still investigating the reasons why the victim was burned with the vehicle, they have no suspects in the attack.

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