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One dead in underground explosion

One worker was killed and six others were injured after an underground explosion rocked a suburb of the New Zealand city of Auckland.

Police communications manager Natalie Swart said the workers were about 13 feet below the ground working on a water main when the explosion took place on Saturday morning in the suburb of Onehunga.

She said it is unclear what caused the blast.

Swart said one worker was in a hospital in critical condition, while a second remains there with serious injuries.

The other four injured workers were treated for less serious injuries.


From Belfast Telegraph