Beijing, January 25, AZERTAC
Three people were killed and eight others injured in a natural gas pipe explosion on Monday in Dalian, a port city in northeast China's Liaoning Province, according to Xinhua News Agency.
The explosion occurred at around 5:50 a.m. near a residential community in Jinzhou District of Dalian. Eight people who were slightly injured by shattered window glass have been sent to the hospital.
A dozen vehicles caught fire after the explosion. A nearby auto repair shop then ignited, which caused another explosion and three deaths.
The fire has been put out, and an initial investigation found that the explosion was caused by leakage of the natural gas pipeline.