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Father dies after vehicle explosion in school car park

By Ian Bushnell 2 August 2018 1

A 50-year-old father has died in hospital from injuries suffered in a vehicle explosion in a school car park in Conder on Thursday afternoon (2 August).

Police and WorkSafe are investigating the explosion which rocked St Clare of Assisi Primary School on Heidelberg Street about 4:55 pm.

Man dies after car explosion in Conder

A man has died in hospital from injuries suffered in a car explosion in Conder on Thursday afternoon (2 August). Police and WorkSafe are investigating the explosion which rocked Heidelberg Street about 4:55 pm. Click here for further information http://ow.ly/7knJ30leDtw

Posted by Breaking247 on Thursday, 2 August 2018

Police, Fire and Rescue and ambulance attended the scene, which was contained as paramedics treated the man, a parent at the school who was picking up his child from after-school care, for multiple injuries.

He was taken to the Canberra Hospital in a critical condition but died there. No other injuries have been reported.

St Clare of Assisi’s Facebook page said the school would be closed on Friday.

St Clare of Assisi Primary School and OSHC will be closed on Friday 3 August. Parents wanting further details are…

Posted by St Clare of Assisi Primary School on Thursday, 2 August 2018

The ABC reported that principal Matt Egan-Richards had sent an email to parents and carers of his students breaking the news.

“It is with deep sadness that I need to let you know that following an incident in the school car park today, one of our parents has passed away,” the email read.

“At this difficult time, we pray for the family and friends. We will offer all the support we can in coming days and weeks.”

He said police had closed the school to all students on Friday and it would re-open on Monday.

Police are urging anyone with information that may assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website.


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