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Four injured including teenager in gas explosion on boat

Four people were injured in the explosion Credit: PA

Two men, a woman and a teenage boy have suffered burns in a gas explosion whilst on board a boat this morning.

Ambulance crews were called to reports of an explosion near the Angel Inn in Severn Side, Stourport-on-Severn at 7.30am this morning.

The teenager, believed to be 17-years-old, suffered the most serious injuries with significant burns to his hands and face. He was given pain relief and cooling burns dressings before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for specialist burns care.

A man in his 60s was burned on his face and suffered a neck injury.

The woman, who was in her 60s, suffered burns to her hands whilst a man in his 20s was burned on his arms and neck. They were both taken to Worcester Royal Hospital for further treatment.

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