UPDATE: Explosion in Marble Court
"UPDATE: Explosion in Marble Court"
to Superintendent Lane Todd, Canterbury Metro Area
Police remain at the scene following the
explosion in Marble Court, Northwood yesterday.
examination will be carried out today and tomorrow by
Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand and WorkSafe
Twelve properties in Marble Court remain
unsafe and residents of those properties are unable to
access their homes.
Cordons around the 12 evacuated
properties remain in place and Police are continuing to
carry out reassurance patrols in the area.
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