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China: Gas Pipe blast kills 12, injures 138 in Shiyan city: Report

By Saima Siddiqui 
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China: Gas Pipe blast kills 12, injures 138 in Shiyan city: Report

Hong Kong: A gas pipe explosion in a residential area of central Chinese city, Shiyan in Hubei province, killed 12 people and injured 138, state media reported on Sunday.

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Following the deadly accident, around one hundred-fifty people were evacuated of which 37 are critically injured.

The massive explosion caused a food market building to collapse at 6:30 a.m., as per local media reports. Footages from the explosion site shows wreckage and shattered glass covering the first floor of the collapsed building, where people were having breakfast and buying groceries when incident happened.

People can be seen walking in a rubble-strewn street between damaged buildings.

To treat the injured, hospitals in Shiyan are asking residents to donate blood.

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