Police investigating murder-suicide in Mt Isa blast
QUEENSLAND Police are treating last month's deadly caravan explosion in Mt Isa which killed three people as a murder-suicide.
Initial reports suggested gas bottles caused the blast but investigators revealed on Friday that explosives had been used.
Charlie Hinder, 38, and his two children Nyobi, 7, and River, 5, were killed on July 28 in the blast outside a home in Deighton St.
Their deaths are now being treated as suspicious.
Mount Isa District Officer Superintendent Russell Miller said on Friday the explosion had devastated the local community.
"This was a horrific event which has had a significant impact not only on the families, neighbours and friends of the victims but also the wider Mount Isa community," he said.
"At this time we appeal to the community to respect the privacy of the immediate and extended members of the Hinder families while they come to terms with this tragedy."
Investigators will continue to work closely with the Northern Coroner on this matter.