Boy injured in boat explosion

01:55, Feb 24 2013

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

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.

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