China gas pipeline blast kills eight, injures 35
04 July 2017
At least eight people died and another 35 were injured in a natural gas pipeline explosion in southwest China's Guizhou Province on July 2, Xinhua news agency reported. The explosion occurred in Qinglong County at a pipeline operated by China National Petroleum Corp and was triggered by a landslide after days of heavy rain.
Xinhua said the gas line was an extension of a pipeline that pumped gas from neighbouring Myanmar to southwest China and that the fire was put out after several hours.
Four of the injured are in critical condition, it said.