Teen receives severe burns after gas can explosion

Brad Works
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AMHERST - An teen was airlifted to a Halifax hospital early Monday after an explosion during a camping trip near Oxford.

At 12:08 a.m., Cumberland RCMP, along with Oxford Fire Department and EHS, responded to a report of an explosion in Oxford.

The Mounties say a group of teenagers had been camping and poured gasoline on embers in a campfire when flames ignited the gas can, causing it to explode.

As a result, an 18-year old male was transported to hospital by ambulance with critical burns. He was later transferred by EHS Lifeflight to Halifax.

The Oxford RCMP continue to investigate this incident.

Organizations: Halifax hospital, Oxford Fire Department, Oxford RCMP

Geographic location: Oxford, AMHERST

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