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Two Ravenshoe burns victims airlifted to Brisbane by CareFlight Air Ambulance

The CareFlight Group Challenger CL-604 Air Ambulance jet was activated on Thursday to collect two seriously injured burns patients from Cairns Hospital, following an explosion at a Ravenshoe café on Tuesday.

Both male patients, aged 60 and 70, each sustained serious burns to approximately 33% of their bodies.

They are both believed to be in a serious condition, and were transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane with the jet touching down at 6:44pm on Thursday evening.

At 2.00am Wednesday, the same CareFlight Air Ambulance jet transported a female burns patient from Townsville to Brisbane as a result of the same explosion.

CareFlight doctors were among the first responders to attend to patients in the aftermath of the explosion, arriving on the scene on-board Cairns and Townsville-based rescue aircraft.