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Young South Burnett boy suffers burns to 60% of his body while attempting to start fire with petrol

Primary school-aged boy suffers severe burns to 60 per cent of his body after horrific accident while lighting a fire with PETROL

  • A young Queensland primary school child has reported suffered severe burns
  • The South Burnett region boy was attempting to light a fire with petrol
  • Flames erupted and emergency services were called at about 7pm on July 8
  • The boy is said to have burns covering 60 per cent of his body from the waist up 

A young boy has been critically injured while trying to light a fire, suffering horrific burns from the waist up and he is rushed to hospital.

The primary school-aged boy is understood to have been trying to start a fire with petrol when the flames exploded in the South Burnett region of Queensland on Thursday night.

The youngster suffered critical burns to 60 per cent of his body. 

A young boy (pictured above being transported to Queensland Children’s Hospital) has reportedly suffered severe burns to 60 per cent of his body in the South Burnett region of Queensland

The child was said to be starting a fire using petrol, when the flames erupted and burnt his skin above his waist (pictured, LifeFlight Rescue Helicopter crew at the scene)

The child was said to be starting a fire using petrol, when the flames erupted and burnt his skin above his waist (pictured, LifeFlight Rescue Helicopter crew at the scene)

Paramedics treated the young boy at the scene before transporting him to a showground north east of Murgon.

The victim was then flown to Queensland Children’s Hospital in a helicopter, where he is said to be in a critical but stable condition. 

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