Men flown to hospital with horrific burns after gas explosion

TWO young men have been airlifted to hospital with horrific burns following a gas explosion on the NSW Central Coast.

It happened at a block of units on Albany Street at Point Frederick, Gosford, around 3pm AEDT.

Two young men, aged 18 and 24, and a one-year-old baby were injured in the blast.


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It’s understood the two men drove themselves and the baby to hospital before they were airlifted by air ambulance to the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.

The younger man sustained severe burns to 60 percent of his body and is said to be in a critical condition, while the 24-year-old sustained burns to 30 percent of his body.

Incredible, the baby escaped serious burns and is being treated at Gosford Hospital.

It was not immediately known what triggered the explosion.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

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