A Darwin unit has been “blown to pieces” in an explosion overnight.
- NT Police are at the site of a suspected gas explosion in the Darwin suburb of Parap
- The explosion happened at a unit block, with one man taken to hospital in an unknown condition
- Neighbour Eric Tongo said he heard a big bang before his power went out
Residents in the suburb of Parap reported hearing the blast just after 2:00am.
Neighbour Eric Tongo said the explosion was so strong it cracked his wall.
“It was an incredible noise, very big. It affected my room a little bit, my power has gone out and there’s a crack in the adjoining wall,” he told the ABC.
“I had to go and put some new undies on.
“The unit that is adjoined to my unit is now just blown to pieces.”
He said the unit’s resident managed to get out but he is unsure of his condition.
“I did see the man get out, he didn’t look very well. I just can’t believe he’s alive.
“I’d say it was a gas bottle, I could smell gas. There was no fire or anything.
“I just hope this fella is alright, I believe he may be in intensive care so I really hope he ends up okay.”
Personal belongings have been reported hanging off trees at the site.
NT Police are investigating.