Man suffers horrific burns in Queensland gas explosion

A MAN has been rushed to hospital with horrific burns following an explosion in central Queensland.

It’s understood a butane gas canister exploded inside a caravan on Roberts Street in Emerald around 2pm.

The man, believed to be aged in his 60s, suffered significant burns in the blast.


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He was rushed to Emerald Hospital where he remains in a serious, but stable condition.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said the man sustained extensive burns to his entire body.