Explosion - Pakotai - Northland
"Police News Alert Issued *** 10.45am, January
30th (Thursday) ***"
Today Northland Police,
with the assistance of the National Clandestine Laboratory
Team and Fire Safety Officers are carrying out a forensic
examination at the scene in Opouteke Road, Pakotai of last
nights explosion in which two men were admitted to Whangarei
Hospital as a result of injuries they received.
examination has been completed Police will be able to
further advise around the circumstances surrounding this
Police ask that any person who may have
information to contact the Whangarei Police on 09
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