19 July: At least 6 injured as explosion destroys house in Christchurch

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Published on July 19, 2019 by

At least six people were injured, as media reports citing emergency services, in a suspected gas explosion in New Zealand’s Christchurch on Friday.

Footage filmed on mobile phone shows a person being carried away from the area, with debris being scattered around.

Several nearby houses were also affected by the explosion with debris flying dozens of metres in all directions.

At least 50 people were reportedly evacuated.

Mandatory credit: James Looyer

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