Two men have been flown from Rochester after an explosion.June 15, 2014 8:02pm
UPDATE: Police have confirmed that a man, 34, has died from his injuries sustained in an explosion in Rochester earlier today.
A second man, 52, remains in a critical condition in the Alfred.
UPDATE: Two district men, one aged in his 30s, the other in his 50s, have been flown to the Alfred hospital with burns to 50 per cent of their bodies.
The men were injured in an explosion in the cellar of a Rochester hotel about 1.30pm.
The men were treated by paramedics on the street in front of the hotel, before being transferred to waiting ambulances.
A third man, who was in the bar of the hotel at the time of the explosion, received minor injuries.
Sergeant David O’Dea of Echuca police said traffic was diverted around the scene for the safety of the ambulance officers treating the men.
He said the investigation would be handed over to Worksafe personnel.
Sgt O’Dea said the incident had happened in the cellar of the hotel, when two men were moving equipment. A gas pipe was cut, causing the explosion.
The men had inhalation and external burns.
EARLIER: Two men have been flown from the scene of an explosion in Rochester.
The explosion happened in the basement of a hotel in Rochester earlier this afternoon.
The two men have received internal and external burns.
More to come.
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