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Woman suffers burn injuries after toilet explodes

The explosion’s believed to have been caused by a build-up of methane.

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A SLOVENIAN WOMAN needed hospital treatment for burn injuries today after an explosion in a farm toilet believed to have been caused by a build-up of methane, police in Austria said.

“When the woman turned on the light there was a sudden explosion, leaving the woman with burn injuries on both arms, hands and her head,” a statement from Steiermark state police in southern Austria said.

They said the cause was thought to be a leak of methane from a nearby septic tank that collected inside the toilet cubicle.

A spark from the electrical circuit then caused the gas to explode.

© AFP, 2015

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