Man Killed, Two Queensland Police Officers Injured In Explosion

A man has been killed and two police officers injured in an explosion at a unit in Bowen last night.

Police were called to the Williams St unit at about 9pm to conduct a welfare check when the explosion occurred.

A man inside the unit was taken to Bowen hospital with life-threatening burn injuries before succumbing to his injuries.

A female officer was flown to Townsville Hospital with burn to her upper body while another officer had minor burns.

An emergent situation was declared as a precaution before being revoked at 10.15pm after the a rear was declared safe.

A crime scene was established as police continue to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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