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Emergency services were called to reports of a car on fire on the A498 near Nant Gwynant, north Wales, on Monday November 2 at around 2pm. Officers made the grim discovery in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.
The body is yet to be identified, reports North Wales Live, and so police continue to work closely with a coroner and a Home Office pathologist as they investigate the incident.
A spokesperson for the North Wales Constabulary said: “At 1.57pm on Monday November, police were called to a report of a loud explosion and vehicle on fire on the A498 near Nant Gwynant.
“Sadly, a body, yet to be identified, was discovered in the driver’s seat.
“Police are working closely with the coroner and the Home Office pathologist in order to confirm identification of the victim and circumstances surrounding the incident.
“We are appealing to any witnesses who may have seen the explosion, or the vehicle at the location prior to the incident to contact us via our live webchat online or on 101 quoting reference Z160711.”
A seven-mile stretch of the A498 was shut in both directions between Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass for more than seven hours after the vehicle was found.
Drivers had to use the A4085 from Beddgelert to Waunfawr and then local roads back east across the national park.
Snowdonia covers 823 square miles of diverse landscapes in northwest Wales, including mountainous terrain, lakes and valleys.
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