Caravan death not caused by gas leak
Updated at 6:17 am on 1 January 2011
Police in Tekapo say it now appears a gas leak did not cause the death of an elderly man in a caravan in South Canterbury.
The man and his partner had been staying near Lake Tekapo.
The Police Southern Communications Centre said earlier a gas leak may have been a factor in the death of the man, and his partner being left seriously ill.
However, police now say pre-existing medical conditions appear to have been involved, although they do not know details.
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