Man Sustains Burns after Car Boot Explodes

"It could have been catastrophic ..."

Man Sustains Burns after Car Boot Explodes

An explosion in the boot of a car in Toowoomba yesterday has left a man with serious burns.

Emergency crews received a call just after 7AM reporting that a man had serious burns to his face and hands after an explosion at Bridge and Hume Street.

Witnesses reported hearing the man screaming in pain.

Despite having two baby car seats in the back of the vehicle the man was the sole occupant in the car.

The man in his 30’s had stopped his car to investigate smoke coming from the vehicle, when the boot exploded.

He sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.

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