Four people have been hurt in a gas explosion on a boat moored on a river in Worcestershire.
Two men, one woman and a teenage boy all suffered burns in the explosion on the boat moored near to the Angel Inn, Severn Side, Stourport-on-Severn at 7.30am on Thursday (October 08).
The teenager was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with major burns to his hands and face. A man in his 60s suffered flash burns to the face, while another man suffered superficial burns to the neck and arms. The woman received burns to her arms.
A spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a boat which had reportedly suffered a gas explosion on board.
“There were four people on board the boat at the time of the explosion.
“A teenage boy, believed to be 17-years-old, suffered the most serious injuries with significant burns to his hands and face.”
Victims were given burns care on scene by ambulance staff before being taken to Worcester Royal Hospital for further treatment.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said two ambulances, a responder paramedic, two senior paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with trauma doctor on board, attended the scene.
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