Monday, July 25, 2011

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Member Seriously Injured in Explosion at Rockhampton Airport

AAP - An Australian Defence Force (ADF) member has suffered horrific burns in a portaloo explosion on Monday 25 July as Rockhampton. The incident was apparently sparked by a cigarette.

The man suffered third-degree burns to his head, face, arms, chest and airways in the incident.

He was taken to the Rockhampton hospital in a serious condition, and was expected to be evactuated to Brisbane Monday night.

The man was participating in Military Exercise Talisman Sabre, the joint US-Australia exercise, which is currently being held in Central Queensland, and is using Rockhampton Airport.

The man's family has been notified, and police and fire authorities were investigating the incident.

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