China apartment blast damages 83 homes, 259 people relocated

Updated 2017-03-26 09:31:07 Xinhua
“Photo

Photo taken on March 25, 2017 shows the scene at the accident site in Tumd Right Banner of Baotou City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. A total of 83 homes were damaged in a powerful explosion that ripped through an apartment building in north China, killing three and injuring another 25, local government said. The government said the cause is still being investigated. Earlier reports indicated that it might have been caused by a natural gas leak. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

A total of 83 homes were damaged in a powerful explosion that ripped through an apartment building in north China, killing three and injuring another 25, local government said.

In a late night update, the government of Tumd Right Banner, Baotou city in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region said it has resettled 259 people after the blast.

The injured are in stable condition while teams of power, water, fire control, work safety, environment are working to ensure the explosion does not lead to secondary disasters, officials said.

The blast occurred at early Saturday afternoon. It was so powerful that one of the three connecting blocks of the apartment was almost gone. Window panes of many nearby buildings were also shattered, Xinhua reporters saw.

The government said the cause is still being investigated. Earlier reports indicated that it might have been caused by a natural gas leak.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58September 25 2017 03:26:57

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16September 25 2017 03:26:57

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18September 25 2017 03:26:57

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

Most Watched

News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords