All the focus has recently been on Charlotte King’s murder in Home And Away but there is another tragedy on the horizon.
Australia’s TV Week has revealed that there will be a major explosion in Summer Bay that will claim the lives of two of the show’s key characters.
The incident will begin when Andy Barrett gets into a fight with Tank Snelgrove and the two knock over canisters and expose live wires during the scuffle.
The damage causes an explosion that affects many familiar faces in the Bay as they are gathered for a hospital fundraiser when the blast goes off.
While the identity of those who perish in the explosion has not been revealed, Roo Stewart, Maddy Osborne and Oscar McGuire are found with serious injuries.
Hannah receives a blow to her head from falling debris but refuses treatment as she tends to her injured nephew, while Ricky is trapped in a caravan as Nate tries desperately to free her.
The storyline will air in Australia next month and will be seen by Irish viewers later this year, with a new character being introduced amid the drama.
New doctor Tori Morgan will be attending the fundraiser when the explosion occurs and helps Nate to deal with the aftermath.
“She sees all these people who need help and she just goes into doctor mode,” said actress Penny McNamee.
“She goes from person to person, helping each one and trying to save lives. It’s lucky they have her there, because Dr Nate is obviously emotionally invested.”
With actress Bonnie Sveen recently announcing that she is leaving the soap, could this be the last we see of Ricky?