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Man charged for mining detonator explosion

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A man who was in a critical state after a mining detonator exploded in a Queensland forest has been charged for possession of drugs and weapons.

According to police, the man faces charges for illegal possession of weapons, four charges for attaining stolen property like firearm and ammunition, and possessing, providing and producing drugs.

He faces additional charges of unlawful explosive transportation, unlawful deposition of explosives and intention of criminal acts with dangerous things.

According to police, the charges relating to the explosives are linked to him supposedly exploding the detonator in the forest, Ninemsn reported.

The man, 41, was taken to hospital with a severe leg injury on July 27. He and two other men aged 16 and 45 were camping in a state forest between Inglewood and Millmerran when the mining detonator exploded.

The man suffered serious leg injuries. He was taken to Inglewood Hospital before being airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

He is due to appear at Beenleigh Magistrates Court on October 14.

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