RSP Home River Severn Tales Chris Witts GAS EXPLOSION ON BOAT

8th October 2015


Four people were injured following a suspected gas explosion onboard a boat in Stourport on Severn

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The four people, two men, a woman and a teenage boy, all suffered burns to the face, hands, neck and arms in the incident in Severn Side, Stourport-on-Severn at 07:30 BST.


The 17-year-old lad had serious burns to his hands and face and was airlifted to hospital for specialised treatment.

A man and woman in their 60s and another man in his 20s were taken to Worcester Royal Hospital.


West Midlands Ambulance Service reported that paramedics had been called to reports of an explosion near to the Angel Inn.

The man in his 60s sustained superficial flash burns to his face as well as a neck injury.

The woman had partial burns to her hands whilst the man in his 20s had sustained superficial burns to his arms and neck, the ambulance service said.

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