Man and child injured in Runaway Bay gas bottle explosion

UPDATE: A man and small child have been rushed to hospital following a gas bottle explosion at a home on the Gold Coast this afternoon.

Emergency services raced to a house in Runaway Bay around 2.30pm.

The man suffered burns to his arm and face while the child suffered burns to hands in the explosion.


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The pair have been transported to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

EARLIER: A man and child have been seriously injured in a suspected gas bottle explosion at a home on the Gold Coast this afternoon.

Emergency services raced to a house in Runaway Bay around 2.30pm.

Paramedics are currently treating a man and child for flash burns. Fire crews are also at the scene.

More to come.