Young Qld boys hurt when homemade bomb goes off

TWO boys, aged 11 and 13, have been injured during an explosion on  a property on Tonner Road, Hervey Range on Thursday afternoon.

Initial information suggests around 4pm two boys were playing with what is believed to be a homemade incendiary device when it has detonated on the property north of Townsville.

An 11-year-old boy received serious hand and facial injuries while a 13-year-old boy received injuries to his legs.

Both boys were transported to Townsville Hospital.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.