A gas expert says he has never seen such a serious explosion of gas during his 25-year career after the Christchurch incident today. 17 people have been affected and six people have been injured, some seriously.
Major dealers plunging Martin de Gou said that the New Zealand gas industry is well regulated with a good focus on training and compliance. existing systems would keep them safe, but they also said that mistakes were going on, and that the investigation of what happened would reveal the real cause.
Mr de Gouw said that it is necessary to periodically check the gas systems and, if people smell of gas, they must act immediately. "I've been in this industry for 25 years, and we have not had anything like that during this period, at all, as far as I know in Christchurch," he said.
"Th The pictures from the site today were terrifying and sorry for the inhabitants, and obviously this is an extremely destructive event they have passed through."
"Devastation not only for the house but also for the neighbors ̵
He said," If the tragedy happens, the industry needs to learn from it and then move on and make installations smarter and safer. "
" I suspect something has gone wrong with the incident that happened there, but we'll just have to wait and see what the result is. "