Three persons, including an 8-year-old girl, suffered serious burns Tuesday when a container of fuel exploded, said security ministry officials.
The three were airlifted by helicopter to Tobias Bolaños airport in Pavas and then to hospitals.
The mishap took place in Grano de Oro near Chirripo in the canton of Turrialba. Involved were a youth, 18, the girl and a boy, 4. The girl appeared to be the most badly burned, ministry officials said.