UPDATE: A 17 year old boy who was burnt after making a cannon from a wheelie bin has been flown to Brisbane for treatment.
EARLIER: A 17 year old suffered burns to his arm, face and neck after a homemade cannon backfired.
Queensland Ambulance Service Senior Operations Supervisor Michael Low said the teenager was making the cannon out of a wheelie bin when it exploded.
It is believed the teenager was taken to hospital with minor burns.
The incident happened at a property in Bundaberg South around midnight Thursday.