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Kafeel Ahmed unlikely to survive burns

The Indian engineer, who suffered 90 per cent burns after driving the blazing jeep into the Glasgow airport terminal, is unlikely to survive.

world Updated: Jul 12, 2007 11:25 IST

Kafeel Ahmed, the Indian engineer who suffered 90 per cent burns after driving the blazing jeep into the Glasgow airport terminal on June 30, is unlikely to survive, doctors attending on him say.

An unnamed doctor treating Kafeel Ahmed told The Scotsman, a leading daily published in Scotland, "He is not likely to survive. He has third-degree burns over most of his torso and limbs. Because he has lost so much skin he is now vulnerable to infection and won't be able to fight it."

Ahmed, who worked as an aeronautical engineer in Bangalore before coming to the UK, was transferred to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary on Monday, with 90 per cent burns to his body.

Though his condition remains critical, he is under constant armed police guard. Last night, a Strathclyde Police spokeswoman would not confirm if Ahmed had been questioned.

Without giving out details, a spokeswoman for the Greater Glasgow Health Board, said, "The patient remains in police custody and his condition remains critical."

A police spokeswoman said, "We are not releasing anything about this person at the moment".