Gas pipeline explodes in China, Eight dead, 35 injured

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 3 July 2017 4:14 AM GMT

Gas pipeline explodes in China, Eight dead, 35 injured
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Beijing: At least eight people died and 35 were injured in a natural gas pipeline explosion in southwest China's Guizhou Province on Sunday.

The explosion occurred at around 2200 hours in Shazi town in Qinglong County. The fire caused by the explosion was doused and the nearby residents were evacuated.

Days of heavy rain triggered a landslide, which crushed the pipeline operated by the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and caused gas leak and ensuing blast.

The injured have been sent to hospital for treatment, where the doctors stated that the conditions of the injured were critical.

The further investigation regarding the incident is on.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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