Gas explosion in China.
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On Thursday morning, a gas explosion rocked a restaurant in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang. The city of 8 million people is a major industrial center, and is in the process of replacing and renovating gas lines across the city. Local authorities reported that so far three people have been killed and around 30 have been injured in this explosion.
Search and rescue operations are ongoing with 25 fire trucks and 110 firefighters deployed to the site. Footage of the explosion have been circulating online showing a cloud of dust and debris blowing into a street. After the explosion a concrete skeleton of building was all what was left of it. Nearby buildings were also damaged, and vehicles in the vicinty completely destroyed. More details to follow.