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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.

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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.


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