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.


Labor accused of giving voters’ private details to unions

Premium Content Labor accused of giving voters’ private details to unions

Personal details of a number of people has allegedly been shared

Ultimate guide to the state election

Ultimate guide to the state election

QLD election 2020: Ultimate guide to party policies and promises

Escape: Mackay travel agency charters direct NT flights

Premium Content Escape: Mackay travel agency charters direct NT flights

Dreaming of that escape across the border? Book that holiday and support a local...