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Man injured in Christchurch gas explosion

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 21/05/2017
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A man has suffered facial burns in a gas explosion in Christchurch.

Emergency services were called to an Oxford Terrace address just after 8am on Monday.

The man was filling up a gas canister when it exploded, leaving him with burns to his throat and face, a Fire Service spokesman said.

He's been taken to Christchurch Hospital with moderate injuries, a St John's ambulance spokesman has confirmed.

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