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Two injured after shipping container explodes in backyard

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Two people have been set alight after a shipping container exploded in a backyard south of Sydney.

Two people have been set alight after a shipping container exploded in a backyard south of Sydney.

A 46-year-old woman was thrown five metres when she opened the door of the container at her Wollongong property.

She and a 47-year-old man were then set alight.

"The firefighters were faced with large amount of destruction in a residential house and their attention was also to render emergency first aid to two middle aged people, a couple that were burnt as a result of a flash-type explosion from that here shed," Inspector Chad Wallace told 9News.

It is believed the explosion may have come from a gas bottle.

Police said both people are in a serious but stable condition in hospital and an investigation is underway.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/two-injured-after-shipping-container-explodes-in-wollongong-backyard/84df87ef-5a9e-483b-9438-dbd2b97642ff

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