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Man charged over NT grass fire death

AAP logoAAP 15/10/2016 Lisa Robinson

A man has been charged with manslaughter after detectives uncovered fresh evidence following the death of a man in a Northern Territory grass fire.

The 46-year-old was pulled from the flames behind a petrol station on the Victoria Highway in Katherine on Wednesday night but suffered severe burns and died in hospital.

Police initially thought the fire started accidentally but have now charged a 34-year-old man with manslaughter and recklessly endagering life. He will appear in Katherine Local Court on Monday.

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