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Man injured in Ballina gas explosion

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has transferred a man suffering burns after a Ballina gas explosion to a Brisbane hospital. Photo WRHS

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called out just after midnight last night (Monday, January 29) to transfer a man who had suffered burns after a gas leak caused an explosion in a Ballina cafe.

After the 49-year-old man received initial treatment at Ballina Hospital, chopper was tasked to transfer him to Royal Brisbane Hospital Burns unit.

Despite suffering extensive burns, the patient was reported to have been transferred in a stable condition.


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