Two suffer burns injuries in Northfield

Sunday 23rd November 2014 – 11.20pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

1 MERIT car CUT 1

Two men have suffered serious burns injuries following an explosion at a property in Birmingham tonight (Sunday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Aldersmead Road, Northfield, just after 8.10pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a senior ambulance officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene. The police and fire services were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found two men who had reportedly been inside the property at the time of the explosion, both of whom had suffered serious burns injuries.

“The first patient, a man in his 30s, was treated for burns to his arm, head and back.

“The second patient, a man in his 20s, was treated for burns to his back, neck, hands and arms.

“Both patients were given pain relief on scene before being transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“A third patient from a nearby property was assessed on scene but did not require hospital treatment.

“The cause of the explosion is unknown.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

We have no further details on this incident.

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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