Aerial footage has captured the aftermath of a gas explosion which destroyed a home and "significantly damaged" five others in northern Christchurch today.
The home, located on Marble Court, was reduced to a pile of timber.
Five other houses have been "severely affected" by the incident, while 17 others were impacted by debris.
Six people were pulled from the property following the explosion. They have since been transported to hospital, with their conditions ranging from serious to moderate, Fire and Emergency New Zealand area commander for Christchurch metro, Dave Stackhouse, told 1 NEWS.
Up to 50 people could spent the night away from their homes.