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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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Queanbeyan Darwin attempt fails.
Classified 8:39 pm 26 Jun 11

shadow boxer said :

Bulletts in a campfire !!, seriously, we had fun as 16 year olds but were never that stupid.

Now that’s Darwin at work!

PantsMan 6:36 pm 26 Jun 11

God speed to these young guys.

Watson 2:55 pm 26 Jun 11

I hope the kid recovers quickly, but if he doesn’t admit that what he did was an incredibly moronic thing to do, I don’t hold out much hope for his future.

shadow boxer 2:47 pm 26 Jun 11

Bulletts in a campfire !!, seriously, we had fun as 16 year olds but were never that stupid.

Joe Canberran 2:27 pm 26 Jun 11

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. Young adults (which is what 16 and 17 year olds are) need to be trusted to take responsibility for their own actions and sometimes this results in making bad decisions. Sometimes fatally bad decisions. If you attempt to prevent people from being able to make their own decisions or take risks most will strive harder to do so without your knowledge and/or take bigger risks when they get the chance to prove themselves. Its knowledge and education of the consequences, not supervision, that prevents someone from taking a ‘stupid’ risk.

And although it may mean little with the three lads suffering agonising pain and trauma and likely permanent injuries, the lad (people?) who acted quickly to provide first aid and call for assistance probably saved lives and should be congratulated.

I-filed 10:38 am 26 Jun 11

outofhere said :

… if we could cut the judgemental crap, that would be fantastic, considering none of the kids there knew what the hell was going on, and instead congratulate his best friend, who picked him up whilst still on fire, and dragged him to the tap as he had passed out from shock and pain, that boy is a life saver, and if the inevitable wank about it happening in QBN and “Bogans whinge whinge bitch” could be avoided, and instead the fantastic bravery of this young man focussed on instead, that would be fantastic.

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

Mr Evil 10:30 am 26 Jun 11

KB1971 said :

6th degree burns????

Is that where it starts on on side and pops out the other?

NickD 10:11 am 26 Jun 11

Given that these kids have suffered such serious burns that two of them have had to be rushed to Concord Hospital’s specialist burns unit, poking fun at them is in rather poor taste. Their and/or their friend’s mistake is going to leave them in great pain and in need of months (and possibly years) of rehabilitation.

Violet68 10:07 am 26 Jun 11

Poor kids. They’d be in alot of pain. Hope there’s no permanent damage and they recover soon.

zig 9:44 am 26 Jun 11

Waiting For Godot said :

outofhere said :

The 16 year old is my best friends younger brother. He has 6th degree burns on his shoulders and is looking at losing his arm,

6th degree burns? That would be a bit difficult seeing how humans only have three degrees of skin.

Yes, 6th is charred bone which is normally diagnosed at autopsy. 4th degree are quite often fatal.

KB1971 6:52 am 26 Jun 11

6th degree burns????

Waiting For Godot 5:44 am 26 Jun 11

outofhere said :

The 16 year old is my best friends younger brother. He has 6th degree burns on his shoulders and is looking at losing his arm,

6th degree burns? That would be a bit difficult seeing how humans only have three degrees of skin.

outofhere 8:52 pm 25 Jun 11

The 16 year old is my best friends younger brother. He has 6th degree burns on his shoulders and is looking at losing his arm, if we could cut the judgemental crap, that would be fantastic, considering none of the kids there knew what the hell was going on, and instead congratulate his best friend, who picked him up whilst still on fire, and dragged him to the tap as he had passed out from shock and pain, that boy is a life saver, and if the inevitable wank about it happening in QBN and “Bogans whinge whinge bitch” could be avoided, and instead the fantastic bravery of this young man focussed on instead, that would be fantastic.

The Traineediplomat 7:51 pm 25 Jun 11

bravo…clap clap clap

Pork Hunt 1:50 pm 25 Jun 11

Para 3 of the OP says what happened. What need is there for the plod to want to speak to others?

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