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Above is security camera video and below is a bystander’s pre-arrival video of an explosion at a Sydney, Australia supermarket. The blast occurred after gasoline was poured inside the front door and set on fire yesterday morning. The two most seriously injured are the accused arsonist and a man who lived in a second floor apartment.
Police will allege in court that a man caught on CCTV skulking around the front of a Wentworthville shop moments before it spectacularly exploded on Tuesday morning was the shop’s owner, Mr Jomaa, a person eight people risked their lives to save.
The 36-year-old, who broke both his legs, injured his pelvis and neck, and received burns to his face in the explosion, was refused bail at a bedside hearing at Royal North Shore Hospital yesterday.
Police will allege Mr Jomaa bought 10 litres of petrol in a red plastic jerry can from the BP Service Station across the road from his shop at 4.10pm on Monday.
CCTV footage seized from the neighbouring Wentworthville Hotel shows a man carrying a jerry can of petrol into the building then walking around the corner as a police car passes by.
Soon after, the building explodes and collapses, and police and firefighters heroically run in to drag Mr Jomaa free from rubble and the flames. Specialist forensic sniffer dogs later allegedly detected the remnants of petrol in the smouldering rubble on Station St.
Syris Persia, who was asleep upstairs when the building exploded, remained in Westmead Hospital with back injures yesterday. The CCTV footage shows him climbing out of the smoke and rubble to sit, stunned, on the footpath. Eight police officers were treated for treatment for burns and smoke inhalation, while another officer was treated for severe smoke inhalation.
All were later discharged.
Police Association president Scott Weber said the officers, who repeatedly went into the fire only to be turned back by searing flames, were true heroes.
“These are true police heroes, we are proud of them,” Mr Weber said.
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