12 Aug 2013

Fingers lost by DIY bomb maker

12:01 pm on 12 August 2013

A man who was attempting to make a bomb in New South Wales lost three of his fingers when it accidentally exploded.

Police said he was mixing a number of chemicals on a inland farm at about 4pm (AEST) on Sunday when it ignited.

The ABC reports he was treated at the scene by an ambulance crew before being flown to Sydney for surgery at Liverpool hospital.

Police did not say why he was trying to create a bomb.