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Auckland child fighting for life after taking drug GBL

An Auckland child is fighting for life after ingesting the drug GBL.

St John ambulance. Source: Supplied

St John Ambulance took the child to Starship hospital in a critical condition after being called to Great South Rd in Takanini around 7pm on Tuesday.

Police say initial indications are that the child ingested class B drug GBL, also known as fantasy or liquid ecstasy.

Police are investigating and are working with Oranga Tamariki.