Ferry crashes into Auckland wharf, injuring 20 people

Twenty people are believed to be injured after a ferry crashed into a wharf at Devonport on Auckland's North Shore on Tuesday. The cause of the collision is not known but early indications suggest it was mechanical failure. -- PHOTO: TWITTER / JOSEPH
Twenty people are believed to be injured after a ferry crashed into a wharf at Devonport on Auckland's North Shore on Tuesday. The cause of the collision is not known but early indications suggest it was mechanical failure. -- PHOTO: TWITTER / JOSEPH SULLIVAN 

AUCKLAND (BLOOMBERG) - A passenger ferry crashed into Devonport Wharf in Auckland on Tuesday, injuring as many as 20 people, New Zealand Police said.

No one appears to be critically injured and the ferry, while damaged, is still afloat, police said in an emailed statement. About 10 people have been taken to hospital.

"The cause of the collision will be investigated but early indications are that it is the result of a possible mechanical failure," the police said.