Blast kills Australian wine pioneer

Freak explosion kills leading Australian wine maker and another worker.

    Australia is the world's fourth largest wine exporter, earning more then $2.5bn a year [GALLO/GETTY]

    It is thought the explosion was caused by ethanol fumes, ignited by a spark from a welder.

     

    Drayton came from a family of winemakers that dating back to the 19th century and was regarded as one of the pioneers of the industry in Australia.

     

    Winemaking earns the Australian economy more than $2.5bn a year in exports.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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