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Pipeline explosion disrupts gas supplies to southern China

28 May 2013

According to Xinhua, a section of a cross-country gas pipeline in China exploded on May 26, injuring at least two people and halting gas supplies. The second west-east natural gas pipeline, which transports gas from central Asia to south China, exploded in an industrial zone in China's southeastern province of Jiangxi, the state news agency said.

The pipeline has a capacity to transport 30 billion cubic meters of gas a year.

Energy released from the explosion knocked over people hundreds of meters away, Xinhua said. The government is investigating the cause of the explosion.

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