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Huge Explosion in Giralang?

By LSWCHP 3 July 2011 22

About 9:15 tonight (Saturday) my wife and I heard a humungous explosion somewhere nearby that rattled our windows.

It sounded like an artillery burst, and I’ve heard artillery bursting.

I called the police, and once I got through they said I was about caller number 25 reporting the detonation, so I’m pretty sure it wasn’t my fevered imagination.

Does anybody know what’s up?

UPDATE: We’ve had this in from Police Media:

There was a suspected fireworks detonation about 9.30pm.

Police attended and patrolled the streets around the suspected area but complainants unable to provide a definitive source of the detonation.

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Homeless 8:31 am 14 Jul 11

niftydog said :

These came from the pathway behind my street. They appear to be some kind of home-made mortar. When you’re are close enough you can hear the sound of it being launched, then two seconds later you hear the boom and see a blinding white flash. There was a ball of smoke slowly drifting over my house seconds after the second boom.

The cops visited, but not much you can do unless you catch them red-handed… or, with any luck, no-handed.

That is exactly what I heard from a massive explosion in Queanbeyan 2 weeks ago. A small explosion, a rattling sound, then a massive explosion with an accompanying white flash in the sky about 2 seconds later

LSWCHP 10:36 pm 13 Jul 11

If the cops think that was just “fireworks” then they are sadly misinformed.

This was a substantial detonation, and as I said originally, I have some experience with substantial detonations. Any kaboom that is sending the dogs barking (ours did too) from Evatt to the inner north would require more than just some fireworks.

I suppose the idea that it was an airburst, thus scattering the residue and diffusing the sound would explain why it was hard to locate.

In any case, I would say that the people who are doing this are either not long for this world, or if they continue in this world then it will be with various bits of their bodies in widely separated locations. I just hope nobody else gets hurt.

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