A Gwandalan man who died following a vehicle explosion over the weekend has been identified as Alan Bull.
The explosion occurred on Quinalup St at around 7am on Sunday, September 9, with neighbours describing the incident as akin to a bomb going off, with windows in the immediate area blown out and the blast itself heard from kilometres away.
Police say bystanders then found Bull lying near his destroyed vehicle suffering serious burns.
They commenced CPR, but Bull died at the scene a short time later.
NSW Fire and Rescue then established an exclusion zone around Bull’s property, with residents evacuated from homes on Imga and Quinalup Streets as a precaution.
While police have yet to specify what caused the incident, it’s understood that they’re investigating whether a gas cylinder in the vehicle may have ignited, triggering the explosion.
Officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Police District have established a crime scene.