Man in hospital after Muriwai gas bottle explodes

A middle-aged man who was flown to hospital following a gas bottle explosion in Auckland is in a stable condition.

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter said they transported the man to Middlemore Hospital at 12.20pm from Muriwai.

He had serious burns and was in a serious condition, a statement said.

A spokeswoman from the Counties Manukau District Health Board confirmed this afternoon the man was now in a stable condition, and was being treated at the hospital's National Burn Centre.


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