Four injured in gas explosion

Four people are being treated in hospital after a gas cylinder exploded at a holiday park in Weymouth, Dorset.

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Students treated for burns after gas explosion

Three students from Norton Radstock College near Bath have been treated for burns at Dorset County Hospital. It follows a gas explosion while they were preparing a meal at their campsite in Weymouth.

They were part of a group of 25 teenagers on a five day camping trip as part of their studies. The three students - two 17-year-old boys and a 19-year old girl - had facial and arm injuries. One has been discharged and the two others are expected to leave hospital shortly.

The cause of the explosion is not known but Dorset Fire & Rescue Service has taken the stove away to examine it.


Four injured in camping gas explosion

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service say that four people were injured when a camping gas cylinder exploded at a holiday park in Weymouth.

At 1836 firefighters from Weymouth and an officer trained in hazard materials and environmental protection were mobilised to reports of a camping gas cylinder explosion on a holiday park near Chickerell.

The fire out on arrival. Four casualties treated for facial and upper body burns, gas cylinder, 250g butane cylinder and camping stove and was destroyed by fire and an awning was melted by the heat.

– Statement from Dorset Fire and Rescue Service
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