A Northland teenager has died in hospital after she was
severely burnt in a gas explosion.
Nineteen-year-old Lesley Anita Wehi Jack, died in Middlemore
Hospital about 7.20pm last night surrounded by her family.
Little more than 24 hours earlier she had returned to her
Ruakaka home in Tamure Drive, where a gas explosion ignited
the two-bedroom house she had moved into on Waitangi Day.
Northland specialist fire investigator Craig Bain said the
explosion was a result of a faulty gas appliance in the
- Northern Advocate