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Police charge man with explosion that killed three Australians


Adeel Khan has been charged for murder. He owned a Rozelle shop that exploded and killed three people. Police say he blew up his own shop.

From Lithgrow Mercury…

The owner of a Rozelle convenience store destroyed by a fire that killed three people has now been charged with three counts of murder and two of attempted murder.

Adeel Khan, 44, was also charged with three counts of manslaughter and 17 charges relating to the damage to property caused by the fire in Darling Street on September 4.

One of those charges is setting fire for a financial gain, with police alleging the fire was deliberatley lit.

Mr Khan, who was injured in the blast, was charged by detectives while he remains in Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

He was granted a bedside hearing where he was remanded in custody and will appear in court again in October.

Bianka O’Brien, 31, her baby son Jude and their neighbour Chris Noble, 27, all died in the Darling Street fire.