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Gas cylinder explosion injures man

The Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 41-year-old man with burns to his face after a barbecue gas cylinder exploded.

The Pittsworth local was taken to Toowoomba Hospital for treatment before the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called.

He was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.

Earlier today the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter also airlifted a 21-year-old man after his motorcycle hit a car.

He was airlifted from Toowoomba Base Hospital to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with serious multi-trauma injuries.

He travelled in a critical condition.

2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,342 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation

To support the LifeFlight Foundation visit:
www.lifeflightfoundation.org.au