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British father dies in mystery fire at Facebook data centre in Denmark where he worked

British father dies in mystery fire at Facebook data centre in Denmark where he worked amid rumours blaze was caused by a gas explosion

  • Jon Gore, 48, was employed by a British firm providing fire prevention material
  • Mr Gore, from Kent, died on May 20, the day before he was due to fly back home
  • His parents, Brian and Rita, have still received no explanation from authorities 

Mr Gore was killed as he was working in the data centre when the fire broke out

A British father-of-three has died in a mystery fire while working at a Facebook data centre in Denmark.

Jon Gore, 48, was employed by a British firm providing fire prevention material when the blaze broke out – following a possible gas explosion.

Mr Gore, of Rochester in Kent, died on May 20, the day before he was due to fly home from the city of Odense.

Weeks later Mr Gore’s parents, Brian and Rita, have received no explanation from Danish authorities.

They paid £5,000 to repatriate his body and are now waiting for a post mortem examination and an inquest in the UK to provide answers.

His father said: ‘It’s been like banging your head against a brick wall. Nobody seems to care. It just seems he is dead, wrap him up and send him home. 

‘He lived on the site where he was found but we have no idea what he was doing in that room when he was preparing to come home.’

Jon Gore, 48, died in fire in Facebook data centre in Denmark. His body was so badly burned he could only be identified by the serial number on his heart pacemaker

Jon Gore, 48, died in fire in Facebook data centre in Denmark. His body was so badly burned he could only be identified by the serial number on his heart pacemaker

Parents Brian and Rita Gorehope a post mortem and inquest will provide answers over their son's death

Parents Brian and Rita Gorehope a post mortem and inquest will provide answers over their son’s death

Mr Gore, from Rochester, had also messaged his two younger children, aged 13 and 11, organising to meet them.

The divorcee had told family he was coming home ‘for good’ after coming to the end of his contract, on the island off the Danish mainland, which started in September. 

Facebook have been approached for a comment.

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