Gas explosion in Panchao injures 5, one seriously

ICRT Radio News
Date: 2019-02-09

Five people were hurt, including one seriously, in a gas explosion in a
fifth-floor apartment in Panchio early this morning.

Firefighters found three people – including two men in their 20s and a
39-year-old woman – in the apartment in which a wall had collapsed due to the
force of the explosion. The men were treated for cuts in hospital and
released while the woman suffered third-degree burns and remains in intensive

Officials said two neighbors in the apartment complex on Xinhai Road were
slightly hurt by flying glass.

A total of 41 emergency vehicles and 140 people responded to the
early-morning explosion.

The cause of the blast is under investigation.    [SOURCE]

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