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GAS EXPLOSION LEAVES MAN WITH SERIOUS BURNS

An elderly man is tonight recovering in hospital, after he was involved in a gas explosion near Belmont early this morning.

Emergency services arrived on the scene just before 7:30, to find a car engulfed in flames.

Witnesses have told NBN News a passer-by pulled the man from the burning vehicle, while a neighbour saved the man’s dog.

He was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital with serious burns to his face and hands.

He’s in a stable condition.

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About Samantha Long

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Samantha Long is a journalist for NBN News in Newcastle, she's previously worked in Tamworth and on the Central Coast. Samantha completed a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Newcastle in 2015 and joined NBN at the end of 2015.

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