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U.K. Paramedic Hurt by Exploding Tank

GREATER MANCHESTER, England — Oxygen cylinders have been removed from all ambulances in Greater Manchester after a paramedic was injured when a tank exploded.

He was treated for burns to his hands when the cylinder “spontaneously combusted” when responding to a 999 call in Mossley in Tameside.

It happened on 17 January and the paramedic was discharged from Wythenshawe Hospital on Tuesday.

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