Monday, November 14, 2011

Explosion in central China: At least 7 Dead and Injuring 31 More - 14th Nov 2011

A huge explosion rocked a commercial building Monday morning in central China, killing at least seven people and injuring 31, state media said.

The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. at Jiatian International Mansion, which is in Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi province, a city fire prevention bureau spokesman told Xinhua.

The blast led to broken windows 2 to 3 kilometers (1 to 2 miles) from the site, with many cars damaged and a sign over a bus stop blown away closer to the site.

The spokesman characterized the explosion as an "accident," according to the state-run news organization.

Authorities sealed off the area, guarding against possibly more explosions and casualties, according to Xinhua reporters on the scene. Source