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#law #negligence #remoteness #tort
In Hughes v Lord Advocate [1963] AC 837 workmen negligently left oil lamps surrounding a hole in the road. The plaintiff, aged eight, played with the lamp and dropped it into the hole, where it exploded, causing severe burns. The court felt that damage by fire was foreseeable and, therefore, there was no need to foresee the exact way in which it occurred (i.e. an explosion).
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