Mystery blast at Tannum
IT is the mystery that has Tannum Sands and Boyne Island talking – the mystery of the “big bang”.
On Saturday night two large explosions and a bright flash caused alarm among Boyne/Tannum residents.
Tannum Sands police sergeant Sergeant John Meiers said initially it was thought to have been a gas explosion, although no evidence of such an explosion had yet been found.
“We believe that the explosion originated in Curtis or Beltana Drive,” Sgt Meiers said.
“There were two explosions followed by a flash of light and it was felt throughout Tannum Sands.
“The explosion was quite substantial.”
Most residents and police believe it was a gas-related explosion as it was too loud for fireworks.
Sgt Meiers said if it was a gas explosion, it could have been set off in any backyard, because all the necessary materials would have been easy to obtain.
Police are investigating further but Sgt Meiers said this was not the first explosion to have gone off in the vicinity.
“There was a previous incident – a large explosion,” he said.
If anyone has any information about the mysterious bang they are urged to contact the Tannum Sands Police Station or to call Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000. Callers can remain anonymous if they wish.