San Francisco: Man dies after sleeping bag is set on fire

A man died after his sleeping bag was set on fire in San Francisco’s Mission District last week, police said Wednesday.

The 43-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died Saturday, the day after being taken to the hospital.

Officers had responded at about 5 a.m. Friday to the area of Van Ness Avenue and 25th Street. The victim told officers he was asleep in a sleeping bag when it was set on fire. His legs were badly burned.

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