Jun 13, 2021 - World

Huge gas blast in central China leaves 12 dead and dozens injured

A gas pipe explosion in the central Chinese city of Shiyan on Sunday morning killed at least 12 people and wounded 138 others, 37 critically, Reuters reports, citing state media. Many were trapped, according to CNN.

The big picture: 155 people were evacuated from the city in Hubei province, as images posted to social media showed buildings flattened. Authorities have yet to announce the cause of the blast, but AP notes that "frequent deadly accidents" are usually linked to factors including poor safety standards.

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