Gas pipe explodes in central Chinese city killing 11

A gas pipe explosion in a residential community in a central Chinese city killed 11 people and critically injured 37, state media CCTV reported on Sunday. A total of 144 people had been evacuated following the deadly accident in the city of Shiyan in Hubei province by 11 a.m. (0300 GMT) it said.

Gas pipe explodes in central Chinese city killing 11

The explosion caused a food market building to collapse at 6:30 a.m., local media reported. Hospitals in Shiyan are asking residents to donate blood, as the injured are still under emergency treatment, CCTV said.
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