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Domino’s delivery drone kills six at wedding

Despite the hiccup, Domino’s New Zealand is calling today’s delivery a success, as the pizza was delivered, on time, to its intended destination.

Despite the hiccup, Domino’s New Zealand is calling today’s delivery a success, as the pizza was delivered, on time, to its intended destination.

A collateral damage incident has occurred in Papakura today during a routine test of one of Domino’s Pizza’s new delivery drones, set to be put into widespread use early next year.

The drone in question was programmed to deliver three pizzas to a private address in Papakura, but on the way to its destination indiscriminately targeted a wedding party unrelated to the delivery.

Six were killed when the drone fired upon the wedding party, and scores of others injured, including children.

Police have yet to release the names of the dead, but say there was no apparent reason for the strike, and that none of those deceased appeared to have had links to ISIS or other terror groups.

The bride and groom are reportedly unscathed, and went about the remainder of their wedding as planned, despite being “a bit rattled.”

Domino’s is expressing regret over the incident.

“Obviously this is a horrific thing to have happened, and our hearts go out to the families, and those in hospital, all of whom we hope make it through the night,” said Domino’s New Zealand general manager Scott Bush.

“It is important to remember that Domino’s has conducted 40 or 50-odd drone pizza delivery tests over the last month, and only one of those has resulted in a mass killing at a wedding or other event.”

Bush acknowledged that there was “no good reason” for the delivery drones to be equipped with powerful missile technology.

“That’s something we’ll certainly have to look at,” he said. “The drones that we acquire, we get from the U.S. military. These are old drones, now out of service, repurposed for commercial use. But we do accept that there’s an argument to be made that the main purpose of these drones is now pizza delivery, so, uhm… We’ll be looking into that.”

Domino’s is offering all those affected by today’s tragedy a delivery voucher of $15 each.