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Queanbeyan Darwin attempt fails.

By johnboy 25 June 2011 29

Three teenagers have suffered burns following an explosion in the backyard of a house in Queanbeyan overnight.

About 11.20pm, emergency services were called to Pound Street where a number of youths were in a distressed state on the front lawn.

Police have been told one of the males injured has approached a backyard-fire with a 60-litre drum containing a flammable liquid which was leaking. It has caught alight and exploded, injuring the youths.

A 16-year-old ACT male suffered burns to his back and both hands and arms.

A 17-year-old Bungendore male has burns to his right leg and right arm and left hand.

A 17-year-old ACT male has burns to his hands only.

The three teenagers were taken by ambulance to Canberra Hospital for treatment.

It is anticipated two of the males will be taken to the Concord Hospital Burns Unit in Sydney for treatment due to the seriousness of their injuries.

Inquiries into the incident are continuing and anyone with any information, who hasn’t yet spoken to police, is urged to contact Monaro Police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

[Courtesy NSW Police]

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triffid 11:18 am 28 Jun 11

LSWCHP said :

I think triffid is trying to make the point that the word “electrocuted” is defined as “receiving an electrical shock that results in death” versus just “receiving an electrical shock”.

Thanks, LSWCHP . . . indeed that was the point I was making.

dvaey 2:43 am 28 Jun 11

Captain RAAF said :

Hang on a sec, so this young bloke is trying to put the flames out of a bloke on fire and one of the Flash’s mates clocks him one?

A certain name comes to mind, well known for his final escapade from Queanbeyan that this story reminds me a lot of.

Do we have another cup winner?

LSWCHP 10:25 pm 27 Jun 11

Gungahlin Al said :

triffid said :

Gungahlin Al said :

I know I managed to electrocute myself three times, once had me slammed into the wall a couple of feet off the ground.

‘Hey zues’, Al, really? So . . . you were killeded — dead — by electrickery three times and miraculously came back to life each time?

LOL

Sorry, mate, couldn’t help it. You recieved three big electric shocks in your time. You can only be electrocuted once I’m afraid.

Bull. 6yo in Scullin, train set had a dodgy transformer with these old jumpers on the front, decided to change them around, wham – a kid really can fly. Old enought to know better, trying to fix the switch in a fan, forget to unplug it first, short circuit from thumb to finger in same hand, only arm flew back that time (wrenched though) and a 2mm hole burned in thumb. Something else when I was a kid, can’t remember. Get the drift? Dumb things happen. Sometimes you get lucky though. Sometimes you don’t.

I think triffid is trying to make the point that the word “electrocuted” is defined as “receiving an electrical shock that results in death” versus just “receiving an electrical shock”.

Gungahlin Al 8:57 pm 27 Jun 11

triffid said :

Gungahlin Al said :

I know I managed to electrocute myself three times, once had me slammed into the wall a couple of feet off the ground.

‘Hey zues’, Al, really? So . . . you were killeded — dead — by electrickery three times and miraculously came back to life each time?

LOL

Sorry, mate, couldn’t help it. You recieved three big electric shocks in your time. You can only be electrocuted once I’m afraid.

Bull. 6yo in Scullin, train set had a dodgy transformer with these old jumpers on the front, decided to change them around, wham – a kid really can fly. Old enought to know better, trying to fix the switch in a fan, forget to unplug it first, short circuit from thumb to finger in same hand, only arm flew back that time (wrenched though) and a 2mm hole burned in thumb. Something else when I was a kid, can’t remember. Get the drift? Dumb things happen. Sometimes you get lucky though. Sometimes you don’t.

triffid 5:10 pm 27 Jun 11

Gungahlin Al said :

I know I managed to electrocute myself three times, once had me slammed into the wall a couple of feet off the ground.

‘Hey zues’, Al, really? So . . . you were killeded — dead — by electrickery three times and miraculously came back to life each time?

LOL

Sorry, mate, couldn’t help it. You recieved three big electric shocks in your time. You can only be electrocuted once I’m afraid.

Captain RAAF 4:11 pm 27 Jun 11

Stela8 said :

I know the ‘17 year old’ involved…

who is in fact still 16years.

From my understanding the fellow who put the drum on the fire was actually 20ish…

NOT a teenager!

The two teenagers were at an 18th birthday party and were planning on heading home soonish.

They were standing minding their own business when this fellow decided to carry a drum of petrol towards the fire…

apparently it began to leak, he caught on fire then panicked dropping the drum!

One teenager caught alight, the other frantically assisted him. The teenager who assisted his burning friend actually received a hit to the face by one of the (drum carrying) fellow’s friends…

a 20-something man!!

Suspected broken cheek bone, loose tooth and huge lip…

whilst trying to help his friend.

Just wanted to get some facts across.

Hang on a sec, so this young bloke is trying to put the flames out of a bloke on fire and one of the Flash’s mates clocks him one?

Sounds like a quality party and not worthy of being stereotyped as typical boganbeyan behaviour……..yeah right.

Watson 3:36 pm 27 Jun 11

Gungahlin Al said :

Joe Canberran said :

I-filed said :

Very, very sad – these kids are minors – where I wonder were their parents?

If at 16 you didn’t do things outside your parents’ supervision and/or knowledge I’d be surprised. I did as did a number of my friends. This included coins on train tracks, home made napalm, bullets in campfires, etc.

We all did things as kids (and not so young) that we look back on and think “how could I have been so stupid?” And I doubt the veracity of anyone here who denies it. I know I managed to electrocute myself three times, once had me slammed into the wall a couple of feet off the ground. Then there was the driving…

I remain thankful for coming out the other end of my youth relatively unscarred.

F yeah! Though mine didn’t involve flammable materials. But the combination of copious amounts of alcohol/drugs and friends with cars was just as potentially lethal. So was clambering over roofs and over walls, etc. 20+ years later and I am still amazed that I came out of it (relatively) unharmed! With only a couple of little scars and a shocking short-term memory to show for it.

So I wasn’t passing judgement as in “these kids were more stupid than anyone else”. Teenagers are meant to do stupid thing! It’s called trial and error.

But sounds like the 20yo needs some stern talking to in this case.

foreverknown 2:50 pm 27 Jun 11

i sencerly give my respects and apoligies to all boys parents,
the 16yr old i know quite well and although i know that he or friends whould need to hear this but i really hope he does get better he means the world to me and i would never, ever wish harm on him i hope that everyone is copping ok with this.

Gungahlin Al 1:25 pm 27 Jun 11

Joe Canberran said :

I-filed said :

Very, very sad – these kids are minors – where I wonder were their parents?

If at 16 you didn’t do things outside your parents’ supervision and/or knowledge I’d be surprised. I did as did a number of my friends. This included coins on train tracks, home made napalm, bullets in campfires, etc.

We all did things as kids (and not so young) that we look back on and think “how could I have been so stupid?” And I doubt the veracity of anyone here who denies it. I know I managed to electrocute myself three times, once had me slammed into the wall a couple of feet off the ground. Then there was the driving…

I remain thankful for coming out the other end of my youth relatively unscarred.

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