Eight dead, five injured in China gas explosion

DALIAN (XINHUA) – Explosion and fire caused by liquefied gas cylinder leakage killed eight people and injured five others yesterday in a residential building in the city of Dalian, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, according to local authorities.

The accident took place around midnight in the city’s Pulandian District.

Firefighters and local police immediately rushed to the scene.

The fire was put out at around 2.30am, and as of 4.30am, eight people have been confirmed dead in the accident. The injured have been sent to local hospitals and are in stable condition.

The residents of the building have been evacuated. An investigation into the accident’s cause is underway.