Huge explosion at restaurant in China, several vehicles and buildings damaged

A suspected gas explosion took place at a restaurant in Yanjiao in northern China’s Hebei province on Wednesday, causing damage to several vehicles and buildings, state media reported. Some people were injured and rushed to a hospital, and casualties were not known.

According to China Central Television (CCTV), the explosion occurred at a ground floor restaurant at 7:55 am (local time). The restaurant is situated in an old residential area.

Videos posted on social media showed vehicles on fire and thick plumes of smoke engulfing the area, with a group of people at the site and seeking help.

A video on social media showed that the glass of nearby buildings was shattered due to the explosion, according to CCTV.

Another video appeared to show a building that had completely collapsed, news agency AFP reported.

Published By:

Prateek Chakraborty

Published On:

Mar 13, 2024

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