Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Explosion a Mystery; It Rattled Windows and Scared Dogs, but What Was It?

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Explosion a Mystery; It Rattled Windows and Scared Dogs, but What Was It?

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Byline: DAVID BANCROFT david.bancroft@dailyexaminer.com.au

MOST of South Grafton would have heard it as well as many in Grafton, but no one seems to have come up with an explanation for a massive explosion in the South Grafton area about 10.30pm on Tuesday.

The explosion was powerful enough to rattle windows and set dogs barking near the intersection of Bent and Ryan streets, South Grafton, but others close to the showground in Grafton also reported hearing a loud blast.

Bellevue Cl, South Grafton, resident Peter Sloman said he was drifting off to sleep when he heard it.

He said he looked out his window and saw a flash to the south-west of South Grafton.

It was difficult to tell how far away it was, but he estimated it would have been a few kilometres.

After the flash he saw two red fireballs with fire trails, a couple of hundred metres apart zig-zagging towards the ground.

The fireballs appeared to be moving independently of each other. …

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