China: 8 killed, 35 injured in gas explosion in Guizhou Province

02 July 2017, 08:17 PM
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At least eight people were killed and 35 others injured in a natural gas pipeline explosion at Guizhou Province in southwest China, authorities said.

The injured including four in critical condition were admitted to a hospital, rescuers said. The explosion occurred at around 10 am (local time) in Shazi town.

Days of heavy rain triggered a landslide, which crushed the pipeline operated by the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). It caused gas leak and ensuing blast, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The residents nearby were evacuated immediately after the incident, while further investigation continues.

With PTI inputs.

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First Published: Sunday, July 02, 2017 08:12 PM

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