BEIJING: 21, OCTOBER, 2021: At least three people dead while 30 were injured in an apparent gas explosion in northern China on Thursday morning.
The blast took place at a hotel in Shenyang, a city of over 8 million people and a major industrial center that is in the process of replacing decaying gas lines, state media reported.
Images on social media showed a cloud of dust and debris blowing onto a busy street, leaving the bottom three floors of the building a gutted shell.
Concrete blocks were piled in the street and a delivery vehicle lay on its side.
It is pertinent to mention here that, the country is replacing decades-old infrastructure, with gas lines an especially dangerous part of the project. (04)