Boy burned in boat fire off South Stradbroke

A YOUNG boy is among five people who have suffered significant burns in fire on a boat off Queensland's South Stradbroke Island.

The speed boat went up in flames near Tipplers Beach around 10am today.

A 5-year-old boy, a man and three women have been taken to various hospitals with significant burns.

They reportedly jumped from the vessel when it caught fire close to shore.



Drive safely, Monkland St and Mary St traffic lights are out

Drive safely, Monkland St and Mary St traffic lights are out

GYMPIE police are pleading with motorists to drive with caution.

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