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19 Jul 2019 | 01:46 AM UTC

New Zealand: Gas explosion in Christchurch injures at least six July 19

New Zealand News Alert

Gas explosion in Christchurch injures at least six, destroys house on July 19; power outages and road closures reported in the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Auckland). COUNTRY/REGION Christchurch

Event

A gas explosion in Christchurch on Friday, July 19, destroyed a home and injured several people, hospitalizing six of them. The incident occurred around 10:20 (local time) on Marble Court in the neighborhood of Northwood. Authorities evacuated the area, shut off power to the neighborhood, and closed local roads. A continued emergency personnel presence and associated disruptions are expected in the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Christchurch are advised to avoid the area, anticipate localized transportation and power disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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