Cylinder explosion at recycling yard
A loud explosion rocked the Auckland suburb of Onehunga this morning after a gas cylinder exploded at a recycling yard.
An employee at CMA Recycling in Onehunga said the explosion happened in the yard and the site manager was investigating.
No-one has been injured and the recycling yard was operating as usual. The explosion was so loud residents took to Twitter, with Jo Cooper saying "house felt it, huge bang and cars shook".
An employee at a nearby business said loud noises were from the recycling yard were regularly heard, but this morning it was "extra loud".
A gas canister crushed inside a car at a South Auckland scrap metal plant appears to be the cause of a massive explosion that rocked houses across Manukau.
Last month emergency services were called to the National Steel scrap metal plant in the South Auckland suburb of Wiri after a gas cylinder left inside a car exploded as the car was being shredded. The explosion was felt across a wide area of Manukau.
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