Two injured after shipping container explodes in backyard

| 18.01,20. 12:44 PM |

Two injured after shipping container explodes in backyard

The woman was thrown five metres. (9News)

Two people have been set alight after a shipping container exploded in a backyard south of Sydney.
A 46-year-old woman was thrown five metres when she opened the door of the container at her Wollongong property.
She and a 47-year-old man were then set alight.
"The firefighters were faced with large amount of destruction in a residential house and their attention was also to render emergency first aid to two middle aged people, a couple that were burnt as a result of a flash-type explosion from that here shed," Inspector Chad Wallace told 9News.
It is believed the explosion may have come from a gas bottle.
Police said both people are in a serious but stable condition in hospital and an investigation is underway.


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