Major accident in China, at least 12 people died in gas pipe explosion; 138 injured

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A big accident happened in China today. A gas pipe exploded in Shiyan City of Hubei province of China on Sunday morning. At least 12 people were killed and 138 were injured in a massive gas explosion in central China's Hubei province on Sunday, Reuters news agency reported. 37 people are said to be seriously injured. Many people have been buried under the debris after this accident. According to official media, several houses were damaged, the blast took place at around 6.30 am in a local community area of ​​Jhangwan district. According to China's state-run channel CGTN-TV, pictures and video footage aired on Internet media platform Weibo showed several houses to the ground and massive debris being cleared.


The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported that the explosion occurred at the Yanhu market in Xi'an when several residents were having breakfast or buying vegetables at the market. The city's municipal office had initially said that several people were trapped under the debris after the incident. The reason behind the incident is also not known. An inquiry has been started for this. Local media say that relief and rescue operations have been started.


According to reports, one market in the district has been affected the most. Officials say they cannot yet say how many people are trapped under the rubble and how many have died. Along with this, the reason behind the incident is also not known. An inquiry has been started for this. Local media say that relief and rescue operations have been started. Now the work is being done to rescue the people buried under the debris, only after which their number will be known, more information is still awaited in the matter.