Gas blast kills 5, leaves 89 injured
A gas pipeline explosion in Songyuan city on Tuesday left at least five people dead and 89 others injured — 14 of whom are in critical condition — the local government said on Wednesday. The incident occurred at about 2:45 pm when workers were repairing a section of pipeline that had a gas leak. The explosion affected patients and staff in a nearby hospital. Most of the injured suffered burns, bone fractures or bruises.