Blast Damages Outback Newspaper
An explosion ripped through a newspaper office in the outback opal-mining town of Coober Pedy, police said Sunday.
No one was injured the blast, which badly damaged the office of the Coober Pedy Times on Saturday.
“We’ve conducted interviews with a number of staff from the newspaper but we haven’t been able to piece together anything yet which might qualify as a motive,” Detective Graham Smith said. “Everyone’s got a theory. … Obviously the paper has upset somebody.”
Coober Pedy is located 530 miles north of Adelaide. Most of its 2,500 residents are miners.