Man set alight in north Queensland

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A man has suffered serious burns to his upper body after another man allegedly splashed him with a flammable substance then set fire to him in north Queensland.

Emergency services were called to an address in Greenvale near Charters Towers around 1pm on Thursday to find the badly burned 41-year-old man.

He was airlifted to Townsville University Hospital in a critical condition and has since been transported to Brisbane for further treatment.

Police arrested a 49-year-old man known to the alleged victim.

It's alleged the 41-year-old man went to the Greenvale address to speak with the 49-year-old man who then splashed him with a flammable substance and ignited it.

The accused has been charged with acts intended to maim and is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on Friday.

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