Gas blast kills 5, leaves 89 in­jured

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

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.

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