Derrinallum blast site still in lockdown as remains ID tested

POLICE have recovered the body of a man from the Derrinallum bomb scene.

The man’s remains, removed from the Hamilton Highway property on Monday afternoon, will be identified in a post-mortem examination. 

Bomb Response Unit members are continuing the task of methodically clearing and processing the rural property after the explosion in the early hours of Saturday morning. 

The highway remains blocked to traffic on the western side of Derrinallum and is expected to be closed until Friday afternoon at this stage. Traffic diversions are in place. 

Two male senior constables, both from a specialist squad, were injured by the explosion. 

The most seriously injured police officer was airlifted to The Alfred hospital and the other was taken to Geelong hospital. 

The police officer taken to Melbourne remains there in a serious but stable condition. 

The other senior constable was treated for minor injuries and has since been discharged. A meeting was held at the Derrinallum Public Hall last night at 7.30pm. 

Police joined representatives from the Corangamite Shire, Department of Human Services and members of community churches to provide an update for members of the public on the incident.

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