Man injured in Port Macquarie boat explosion

A man has been critically injured in a boat explosion on the NSW Mid North Coast, according to 9 News.

Emergency crews were called to a marina on Buller Street, on the Hastings River, Port Macquarie just before 8pm on Wednesday after reports a gas bottle had exploded onboard a houseboat.

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The houseboat reportedly exploded on the Hastings River just before 8pm Wednesday

9 News reported that a 50 year old man was treated at the scene for serious burns to his face and legs and a 16 year old boy was also treated for minor injuries. Both were taken to Port Macquarie Hospital for treatment and police have established a crime scene to determine the circumstances around the explosion. “Two people reported to have been on a houseboat that exploded on the Hastings River earlier tonight are being treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics,” NSW Marine Rescue said on Twitter.

The cause of the explosion still remaining unknown.

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