Two people have suffered serious burns after a gas bottle exploded at a new cafe on the Gold Coast this afternoon.
Emergency crews were called to a coffee shop on Energy Crescent in Robina around 12.15pm following reports of the explosion.
A man and woman, both aged in their 20s, suffered significant facial, limb and abdominal burns.
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The pair, who are believed to be the owners of the business, were treated at the scene by critical care paramedics.
A cafe that was getting ready to open this morning has had a gas bottle explode. The force of the explosion sent glass flying across the carpark @7NewsGoldCoast @7NewsBrisbane pic.twitter.com/GJ8dw1siNE
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They have since been taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a serious but stable condition, with the QAS High Acuity Response Unit on board.
A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service Spokesperson confirmed to myGC that the scene has now been declared safe.
Investigations into the incident are ongoing.