Boat explodes at marina

22:26, Feb 23 2013

A 7-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a boat explosion in Waikara Marina.

The boy and a middle-aged man have been flown to Wellington Hospital following the explosion, which occured just after 9am in the picturesque harbour just outside Picton.

A St John ambulance spokesman said the child has sustained serious injured to his leg, meanwhile the man is in a moderate condition.

A Fire Service spokesman said the cause of the explosion is still unknown.

The spokesman said crews were alerted to the explosion just after 9am.

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