University of Auckland building evacuated after gas pipe struck

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

The University of Auckland's chemistry building was evacuated this morning after a construction worker hit a gas pipe.

A Fire Service spokesman said emergency services were contacted about the incident on the corner of Symonds St and Wellesley St about 11.30am.

He said a digger operator at a construction site had struck a gas pipe.

A Vector spokeswoman said gas workers were at the scene repairing the damage.

The university's chemistry building had been evacuated.

- APNZ

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