Man takes himself to hospital with serious burns after unit explosion

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UPDATE: A 37-YEAR-OLD man badly burned in a townhouse explosion at Robina this morning has been transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for specialised treatment to his injuries.

Police said the man walked into the Robina Hospital around 5am on Tuesday seeking medical assistance.


It’s understood he received severe burns to almost 80 per cent of his body when an explosion tore through the garage of area of his Killarney Avenue house.

Emergency services were not called to the property until hours later.

A crime scene has been setup and police are continuing to investigate the incident.

There is no further information available at this time.

EARLIER: A MAN has taken himself to hospital with burns to 80 per cent of his body following an explosion at a gated Gold Coast housing complex this morning.

It’s understood the explosion ripped through the Killarney Avenue townhouse at Robina at around 4am on Tuesday, but was not reported until around 8pm.

The cause of the blast is unknown, with conflicting reports suggesting a drug lab may have been to blame.

This has not been confirmed.

Police said a man aged in his 30s believed to have been at the property at the time of the explosion presented to Gold Coast hospital with burns to a reported 80 per cent of his body.

Multiple emergency services, including police, fire crews and paramedics remain at the scene.