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Alarm prompts Auckland Airport evacuation

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 15/05/2017

Auckland Airport staff are mopping up after a sprinkler was accidentally set off, causing the temporary evacuation of the international terminal.

The sprinkler was set off after being knocked, which triggered the airport's alarm system and the terminal's subsequent evacuation on Tuesday morning, an airport spokesman says.

The evacuation did not delay any flights, he said.

"Luckily, it happened in a quiet time in a quiet part of the airport."

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