Bomb squad specialists called in

SPECIALIST Rescue and Bomb Disposal Squad officers yesterday examined the scene of an explosion where a teenager lost his hand.

Emergency services responded to reports of an explosion in a bedroom of a house near Grafton, about 5.15pm on Friday.

Upon arrival, they found a 16-year-old boy who’d lost one hand in the blast and had severely injured the other. He’d also sustained shrapnel wounds.

The teenager was taken by Ambulance to Grafton Hospital for treatment before being transferred to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital.

Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command sought advice from Sydney-based Rescue and Bomb Disposal Squad before establishing a perimeter around the scene.

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