Body found after fire at Louth coffin factory

Tuesday 04 March 2014 16.40
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Ramunas Sinica died in the blaze
Ramunas Sinica died in the blaze
Mr Sinica is believed to have become trapped when the fire started
Mr Sinica is believed to have become trapped when the fire started

The body of a 30-year-old man has been recovered following a fire at a coffin-making plant in Co Louth last night.

Gardaí have named the victim as Ramunas Sinica, a Lithuanian national, who lived on William Street in Ardee.

Mr Sinica, who worked at Finlay's Coffin and Casket Services in Ardee, is believed to have become trapped when the fire broke out.

Gardaí said the cause of fire is thought to have been an accident.

Five units of Louth Fire Service attended the large fire on Tierney Street.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place on the body.