12 killed, 138 injured in gas explosion in Central China

Hubel: At least 12 people were killed and 138 were injured in a huge gas explosion in central China on Sunday, state media reported

A gas pipe exploded in the Zhangwan district of Shiyan aty, In Hubei province at about 6:30 am local time.

The number of casualties is still being verified as the search and rescue operation is underway. According to the local authorities a total of 150 people have been pulled from the deliris, and the qured are being treated at local hospital

Apparently, the explosion destroyed a wet market there and greatly affected nearby residents. “Heaning the loud bang, I Immediately scrabbled beneath the table, thinking it was an earthquake,” a resident surnamed Liu, told the Global Times via phone,

Images are circulating on social media, which appeared to be from the scene, showed rescue workers in orange jumpsults working through the wreckage of flattened houses. The cause of the accident is under Investigation, according to the city government, which informed on the Chinese microblogging platform

Weibo.

Rescue operation is underway and more details are awaited. (ANI)

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