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Air force sergeant dies after toilet explosion

An Australian air force sergeant has lost his battle for life after a freak explosion in a portable toilet during military exercises.

Michael Dunn died in hospital in Brisbane from injuries sustained in the blast at Rockhampton Airport.

He was using the toilet after possibly being exposed to a fuel spill, when it randomly ignited engulfing him flames.

He suffered third degree burns to his head, face, arms, chest and airways in the incident in July and passed away today.

Royal Australian Air Force chief Air Marshal Geoff Brown expressed his deepest sympathies to Sergeant Dunn's family.

“Sergeant Dunn was highly respected and well-liked by his colleagues. Those who visited Mick since the accident were all affected by the courage and determination that he showed during his treatment and are extremely saddened by his passing,” he said in a written statement.

Source Irish Independent

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