Toilet Explosion Injures Man During Training Exercises

A man from the Royal Australian Air Force suffered life-threatening  third-degree burns after a portaloo exploded Monday at an airport Down Under —  an incident connected to an ongoing US-led military exercise in the area, The  Courier-Mail reported.

Officials believe the man was using the portable toilet (also known as a  port-a-potty) at Rockhampton Airport, in the state of Queensland, when he lit a  cigarette.

“There was some sort of explosion,” a Department of Community Safety  spokeswoman said. “He suffered burns to his head, face, arms, chest and  airways.”

A spokeswoman from Talisman Sabre 2011 — a US-led exercise supported by  Australian forces — confirmed the explosion was a military training incident but said no  further information was available at this stage.

The spokeswoman added our guys take these training games very serious.



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