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Driver burnt when car explodes 

A 75-year-old man was rushed to hospital with serious burns after his car burst into flames in El Hierro.

The vehicle careered off the road to La Caleta in Valverde in the late morning and then caught fire.

A team from the Cabildo’s environmental group put out the flames and attended to the man who was the sole occupant of the car. He was stabilised at the scene before being taken on to hospital.

His burns were described as severe.