Customers and staff burned in bank attack

Springvale Road was closed off to traffic following the blast at the Commonwealth Bank.

Twenty-six people were injured when a man deliberately caught himself on fire during his attack on Springvale’s Commonwealth Bank on Friday morning.
The Springvale Road bank was extensively damaged when the 21-year-old struck.
Police had closed off a section of the road into Friday evening.
Dandenong Journal reporter VICTORIA STONE-MEADOWS was at the scene and took these photos and video.

 

 
Emergency services held a press conference at the scene.
 

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The section of Springvale Road surrounding the Commonwealth Bank was closed to traffic and pedestrians.

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Police investigators remove evidence from the interior of the bank.

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Investigators take evidence and photograph the scene of the Commonwealth Bank explosion.

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The ATMs in the foyer of the Commonwealth Bank were damaged in the explosion and fire.
 
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Crews from Ambulance Victoria confer on the severity of those injured by the explosion.

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