NSW heater explosion: Man and woman fighting for life

| 21.07,19. 09:01 AM |


NSW heater explosion: Man and woman fighting for life



A man and woman are fighting for life.Image: 7NEWS (File)

A man and woman are fighting for life and three others have serious burns after a backyard heater exploded in the NSW Hunter region.


Police believe the diesel heater was being refuelled when it exploded at a Medowie house about 8.30pm on Saturday.


A 50-year-old man and 42-year-old woman were severely burned and airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition.


Three men, aged 39, 54 and 40, were treated at the scene for serious burns and taken to John Hunter Hospital.


A crime scene has been established, NSW Police said in a statement.


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