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TEEN IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER BACK YARD EXPLOSION IN PORT STEPHENS

A family BBQ in Port Stephens has gone horribly wrong after mentholated spirits was poured on a fire pit, leaving a teenage boy in a critical condition.

The 16-year-old was flown to Royal North Shore hospital in Sydney, while four others were taken to a near by hospital for treatment.

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About Georgia Maher

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After studying a BA in Communication and Journalism at UTS, Georgia moved into health and aged care reporting for three years. She also studied broadcast journalism at California State University, Sacramento and The Australian, Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney. An interest in social business took her to India to direct a series of micro documentaries.