Backpackers were evacuated after a phone exploded.
Backpackers were evacuated after a phone exploded. Mike Knott BUN100418FIRE21

Exploding phone triggers backpackers evacuation

BACKPACKERS have been evacuated from an East Bundaberg hostel, with a phone understood to have triggered the emergency situation.

Firefighters were called to the East Bundaberg Backpackers on Princess St shortly before 4.30am today after a report that smoke had been detected in the building.

Thankfully the explosion did not lead to a fire, but the backpackers were evacuated as a precaution until fireys deemed it was safe for them to return.


REVEALED: Plans for a new fast food restaurant, servo in Dalby

Premium Content REVEALED: Plans for a new fast food restaurant, servo in...

A DEVELOPMENT application has been submitted to council for a potential service...

Man caught after 5 years on run from drunken crash

Premium Content Man caught after 5 years on run from drunken crash

Danny Roy Harris finally had his matters heard after five years on the run.

‘Targeted attack’: Shots fired at five homes overnight

Premium Content ‘Targeted attack’: Shots fired at five homes overnight

Police have established crimes scenes at five homes after a series of drive-by...