A laundromat exploded, hospitalising two people, minutes after a gas leak was reported.

Laundromat explosion leaves two injured

An explosion has startled residents in the Christchurch suburb of Linwood

An explosion has startled residents in the Christchurch suburb of Linwood

Laundromat explosion rocks Christchurch suburb | Newshub

Two people have been injured.

Two injured in laundromat explosion

Two injured in explosion at Christchurch laundromat - 'I was just woken to a huge bang'

A fire spokesperson says the fire is now contained and the two injured people are being treated by St John.

Two injured in explosion at Christchurch laundromat Two injured in explosion at Christchurch laundromat

Firefighters have been called to reports of an explosion.