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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Explosion Update

They found the body of a man believed to be the cafe owner inside the building. Very sad.

From the Rupertiser:

Man's body found at blast site

THE body of a man has been found in an Adelaide cafe destroyed in an explosion early today.Police said the body was located at the back of the cafe following a search of the premises.
Emergency services spent several hours searching the Pirie Street building, which houses the cafe and two other businesses in the city centre, after the man's vehicle was located nearby shortly after the 3am blast.
A police spokesman said the body was yet to be formally identified but was believed to be that of the missing man.
"A short time ago the body of a middle-aged man was located at the back of the premises.

"This brings to a conclusion the tragic circumstances for the family," South Australian police Superintendent Paul Schramm said at the scene.
A post-mortem examination will be held tomorrow.
The blast blew out the front and rear sections of the building and caused a big section of wall to collapse.
It also showered debris across the street and damaged a second building.

Final update on this: This story at the age has most of the current info in it. I won't put up any more about it until there is some new information.


Tesso said...

After reading your intitial post I've taken a lot more interest in the story. So sad :-(

A Girl Running said...

From the news over here, we are hearing the cafe owner was responsible??

Awful for his family