Spontaneous human combustion theory ruled out after baby bursts into flames

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    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    National Monitor, Rina Shah | August 24, 2013Three months ago, Rajeswari Karnan of Nedimoliyur, India gave birth to a healthy baby boy, reports The Hindu. Nine days after Rahul was born, his mother found him in flames, with no explanation as to how the fire started. Others from her village assumed that Rajeswari had set her son on fire intentionally. In the following months, three more incidents occurred where they found baby Rahul in flames with no explanation. Rahul was then referred to the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital for treatment.
    Admitted into the pediatric intensive care unit, Rahul’s bed always had a fire extinguisher and a bucket of water nearby. The medical team researched the circumstances and found that, over the past 300 years, there have been 200 cases reported of spontaneous human combustion. It is an extremely rare, but scientifically documented condition in which air excreted from the body can cause spontaneous combustion. Heavy drinking in elderly individuals can increase the risk by excreting alcohol-like substances that are extremely flammable. The most recent reported case was in 1995 when a 73-year-old man in Wales died in his sleep after going up in flames. more at link: http://natmonitor.com/2013/08/24/sp...eory-ruled-out-after-baby-bursts-into-flames/
     
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    If that poor kid bursts into flames while under supervised care at someone else's place that will be uber weird.
     
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