A MAN has been seriously injured in an explosion on a boat south of Newcastle.
The vessel was moored at the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club in Belmont when it bursted into flames just after 1pm.
A 59-year-old man who was on the boat at the time of the explosion sustained severe burns to his face and hands.
The yacht club was evacuated as a precaution while firefighters fought the blaze, which totally destroyed the boat.
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Source : MyGC AUS