Gas Can Explodes Injuring 10 and 12 Year Old


CARL JUNCTION–A 12 year old and 10 year old have critical burns after a gas can explodes in Carl Junction.

Carl Junction Chief of Police Delmar Haase says they had a gas can in the back yard and were trying to burn something.

Somehow the can ignited and exploded around 12:00 this afternoon.

Both kids have critical burns and have been taken to a local hospital.

Carl Junction Schools released a statement this evening:

“This afternoon, two of our students (4th & 5th grade) were injured in an accident at their home. They have been transported to a Springfield hospital for treatment and care. Please keep these students and their family, friends, and teachers in your thoughts and prayers.”

CJ Schools

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