Ebene News – AU – Men hospitalized after barge explosion

Two men are hospitalized with severe burns after a barge explosion on the Hastings River causing a huge noise heard in miles away

Marine rescue and emergency services responded to a barge fire on the Hastings River in Port MacquarieSource: Supplied

Two men were rushed to hospital with severe burns after a barge exploded on the Hastings River

NSW Marine Rescue responded to the scene at around 7 a.m.50 hours after dozens of calls about a loud explosion near Settlement Point

Two people believed to have been on a barge that exploded on the Hastings River earlier in the night are treated by paramedics from NSW Ambulance Cause of the explosion unknown MR Port Macquarie crew transport two firefighters to check the boat from a safe distance picTwittercom / dzgdW9UX2d

NSW Port Macquarie Fire and Rescue Inspector Gaven Muller told Port Macquarie News the couple, a man who is believed to be in his 40s and another in his 20s, are lucky to be alive

“Our crews immediately got to work and administered first aid ashore,” Inspector Muller said

NSW Marine Rescue said units use gas detection equipment on scene and extinguish any other fire threat

“Cause of explosion unknown MR Port Macquarie crew carry two firefighters to check the boat from a safe distance,” they said “The explosion heard over a large area”

Marine rescue and emergency services responded to a barge fire on the Hastings River in Port MacquarieSource: Supplied

NSW Police assist firefighters and NSW Rescue in recovering boat, launch investigation into cause of explosion

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Port Macquarie, barge, Hastings River, explosion, New South Wales

Ebene News – AU – Men hospitalized after barge explosion

Source: https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/nsw-marine-rescue-respond-to-a-houseboat-explosion-on-the-hastings-river/news-story/5a01bc1422437366bd63690f7fc6988e