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A Commercial Oven Exploded In Sydney CBD And Two People Are Seriously Injured

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At 11:39 AEST we received reports of a gas explosion in Sydney CBD. This is what we know so far...

Witnesses to the explosion report hearing a loud popping sound and seeing flashes of flame.

This witness: "I just heard a massive pop.. It's quite scary. Unbelievable" #WynardExplosion

Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStef

This witness: "I just heard a massive pop.. It's quite scary. Unbelievable" #WynardExplosion

11:49 AM - 14 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sydney Fire Inspector Charles Begley told the assembled media: "In layman's terms it would be (considered) a flash burn. Witnesses experienced a tremor and just a flash of flame."

Inspector Charles Begley: "Flash of flame. Staff felt tremor underground. 2 workers suffered burns" #WynardExplosion

Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStef

Inspector Charles Begley: "Flash of flame. Staff felt tremor underground. 2 workers suffered burns" #WynardExplosion

11:59 AM - 14 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This is another cafe employee holding his ear, about to receive treatment after #WynardExplosion

Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStef

This is another cafe employee holding his ear, about to receive treatment after #WynardExplosion

11:51 AM - 14 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

About half a dozen witnesses remain at the cafe and are speaking with authorities. WorkCover will open an investigation into the incident.

About half a dozen witnesses being interviewed at The Gardens cafe on George and Bridge St #WynardExplosion

Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStef

About half a dozen witnesses being interviewed at The Gardens cafe on George and Bridge St #WynardExplosion

11:53 AM - 14 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

How the story unfolded...

I have confirmation was gas explosion caused by leak to kitchen's oven system. Caused "flash burns" to two employees #WynardExplosion

Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStef

I have confirmation was gas explosion caused by leak to kitchen's oven system. Caused "flash burns" to two employees #WynardExplosion

11:46 AM - 14 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The male and female employee have suffered "flash burns" to hands and face. Taken to hospital and both stable #WynardExplosion

Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStef

The male and female employee have suffered "flash burns" to hands and face. Taken to hospital and both stable #WynardExplosion

11:47 AM - 14 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This person does not look good. They seem stable covered in special burns material #WynardExplosion

Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStef

This person does not look good. They seem stable covered in special burns material #WynardExplosion

11:40 AM - 14 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BREAKING: One person wheeled out of building with serious burns Wynard

Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStef

BREAKING: One person wheeled out of building with serious burns Wynard

11:38 AM - 14 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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