One injured in Hastings school explosion

Last updated 14:21 20/11/2012

Relevant offers

Hawke's Bay

Lorna Mohi-Roberts and four lost children dug cave, survived on ferns in Urewera bush ordeal Star performers launch inaugural Maori Music Month Napier City Council accused of making 'ham-fisted' job of staff restructure Gisborne crash victim named as Charlotte Harata Kiriwera Drones built in small Hawke's Bay shed help fight illegal deforestation in Malaysia New World supermarket buys Hawke's Bay land, blocks proposed development, report says Rock and roll a family tradition for Bay lads Race through Mongolia dream for Bay woman Napier piper Murray Mansfield visiting with Air Force band Stomach bug 'widespread' in Hawke's Bay, hospital closes acute assessment unit

One person has been injured after a disposable gas canister exploded at a primary school in Hastings.

A Fire Service spokeswoman said a call for help was received from Mayfair School, Willowpark Road North about 12.30pm.

It is understood a 29-year-old woman has been hospitalised with burns to her forearm. She is in a stable condition and likely to be discharged from Hawke's Bay Hospital this afternoon.

Napier firefighter Bryan Dunphy said a small camping gas canister had exploded either because it was faulty, or because it had been connected to a camp cooker incorrectly.

"They were doing a camp cooking exercise with a meat pattie or a sausage and it exploded. A fire investigator will be looking into how it occurred," Mr Dunphy said.

The school's principal Tanya Bunny is expected to make comment later today.

The school posted on its website:  "A gas canister has exploded at school, no injuries to children thankfully as parents were the cooks, one parent has been taken to hospital to monitor a burn, we are grateful no other adults or children were hurt!"

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content