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Multiple people injured in a houseboat explosion in Port Macquarie, Australia.

Image Credit: PortMacquarieNews

A houseboat explosion at the Hastings River, Port Macquarie, Australia occured moments ago. A crew from Marine Rescue Port Macquarie rushed to the scene to help the injured. Emergency crew received a number of calls around 7.50pm local time about an explosion in the river.

The explosion occured upstream in the hastings river. The biast was found near Pelican island. It is believed that two people have already been saved. Both men have been rushed to Port Macquarie Base Hospital with severe burns.

NSW Police will assist Fire and Rescue NSW in retrieving the boat to launch an investigation into the cause of the boat explosion.

More details to follow.

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