Woman, child burned in Australia Day BBQ accident
A WOMAN and child have been injured in an Australia Day barbecue accident.
Emergency services were called to a property at Bushland Beach about 2pm following reports the gas bottle connected to the barbecue had exploded.
A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said it appeared the explosion occurred as the two were not properly connected.
Paramedics treated a woman, believed to be age 35, and a girl, 8, for minor burns.
Both were taken to Townsville Hospital in a stable condition as a precaution.