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A 33-year-old Casino man who was badly burned in an explosion at a Casino caravan park on Monday morning died in a Brisbane hospital overnight.

Police have confirmed to media the man, who suffered serious burns to 80 per cent of his body, had succumbed to his injuries from the explosion of a gas cylinder at the Glen Villa Resort at Johnston Street, Casino.

The man’s family, who live at Casino, had been notified.

Lismore police Inspector Matt Kehoe said it was believed a gas bottle had exploded inside the man’s caravan and the man suffered severe burns to his face and most of his body.

The man had been treated on-site by paramedics from Casino ambulance station and the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter and flown to the burns unit at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

Inspector Kehoe said a forensic services investigation was continuing.

Anyone with any information about the explosion is urged to call Casino police on 6662 0099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 


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