CHINA 8 dead, 3 injured in apartment building gas leak in China

CHINA

8 dead, 3 injured in apartment building gas leak in China

Xinhua

19:11, January 30, 2019

CHANGCHUN, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- Explosion and fire caused by gas leak Wednesday in an apartment building in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, killed eight people and injured three, according to local authorities.

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The local fire brigade received a report of the blast at about 5:35 a.m. Wednesday. It took place on the fourth floor of an apartment building in a downtown neighborhood.

A preliminary investigation shows the blast was a result of a resident's misuse of domestic fuel gas.

The injured have been sent to hospital and further investigation is underway. 

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