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Gas line ruptures in Wellington landslide

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5/04/2017
Millward St in Newtown, Wellington, after landslide. © photo: Twitter/Kaitlin Ruddock Millward St in Newtown, Wellington, after landslide.

A landslide in the Wellington suburb of Newtown has ruptured a gas line.

Fire crews were called to Millward Street on Wednesday night due to a gas leak, but left around 2am.

Millward St in Newtown, Wellington, after landslide. © Photo: Twitter/Kaitlin Ruddock Millward St in Newtown, Wellington, after landslide.

Heavy rain caused a 10-metre wide landslip that brought down a power pole which then ruptured gas and water mains on the street.

Two homes were without power after the slip, and some homes were hit with debris.

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