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20 Injured As Car Slams Into Queensland Cafe

Witnesses have described a "massive sonic boom."

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Twenty people are injured, three of them critically, after a car smashed into a Queensland cafe causing a gas bottle to explode.

UPDATE: Two helicopters, two planes responding to Ravenshoe crash and cafe explosion, FNQ #9News.

Eyewitnesses have described a "horrific scene" after the ute ploughed through a nearby garden and into the front of the Serves You Right cafe in Ravenshoe in Queensland's north at around midday.

The truck is then thought to have hit a gas cylinder, causing a massive explosion.

"We just heard a massive sonic boom and went running out and saw the cafe on fire and lots of burnt people," a witness told the ABC.

Eight ambulances, two helicopters and and the Royal Flying Doctor Service were dispatched to the scene. Three patients have been airlifted to Cairns and Townsville hospitals in a critical condition.

The Queensland ambulance service earlier confirmed that one person had died, but has since retracted that claim.

QAS attending a major incident in #Ravenshoe. Reports of an explosion in a shop & multiple patients.

QAS are currently treating 16 people after an explosion in #Ravenshoe. There are reports from the scene of up to 20 people injured.

QAS can confirm that there are currently no fatalities at #Ravenshoe.

3 patients are critical & are planned to be taken to Cairns and Townsville Hospital. #Ravenshoe

2 helos and 2 RDFS aircraft have been dispatched to #Ravenshoe explosion. @qldhealthnews are sending staff to scene.

Video from the scene has just emerged.

UPDATE: Here's video just in of the aftermath at #Ravenshoe explosion. 3 people are in a critical condition #7News

19 people have been injured in a cafe explosion in FNQ - 3 critical. Choppers and planes on their way @abcnews

More to come.