Pumpenbil house explosion victim critical two weeks on

A PUMPENBIL man burnt in a gas explosion is still in a critical condition in hospital two weeks after the incident.

The 46-year-old man suffered burns to half of his body after lighting a cigarette that ignited gas.

A house on Crams Rd was destroyed in the explosion.

Tweed Police said investigations show the man was home alone and could smell gas before lighting a cigarette, which caused an explosion that destroyed the house.

The explosion occurred about 12.30am.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Northern Region airlifted the man to hospital within hours of the explosion being reported.



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