Five injured, major incident unfolding

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Five people were injured in an explosion at a central Auckland dock this morning.

Firefighters, ambulances and police were called to the scene and a major incident in which five people were injured.

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The incident, which required a massive emergency response, happened on Halsey St just before 6.30am.

A police spokesman confirmed five people were injured.

The Halsey Street scene after five people were injured in the blast.Photo/Michael Craig  Five injured, major incident unfolding
The Halsey Street scene after five people were injured in the blast.Photo/Michael Craig

A Tuck Shop bakery and espresso worker told Newstalk ZB she didn’t hear any explosions or any noise, but smelled smoke coming from the door.

Speaking of the construction site, “they usually just keep working, it’s never really noisy or busy here, but it was busy this morning with all the firefighters, it was crazy”.

Ambulances, fire trucks and police cars were parked on both sides of Pakenham St West.

A person was seen wrapped in a blanket and St John’s paramedics were speaking to him.

A St John Ambulance spokesman said the incident was still ongoing and could not be reached for comment.

A police spokesman said officers were assisting Fire and Emergency Services with an incident on Halsey Street in Auckland’s CBD.

The incident was reported to police around 6.25am.

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