A Bay of Plenty man has suffered burns to his hands and face after his car exploded this morning.
The 41-year-old, from Te Puke, was working on the fuel tank area of the car when there was a small explosion about 4.30am, Senior Sergeant Deidre Lack said.
He was taken to Tauranga Hospital in critical condition with moderate burns.
A Bay of Plenty District Health Board spokeswoman said the man has since been transported to Waikato Hospital.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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