Building seriously damaged in Shanghai

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/1/11 23:12:23

Photo taken on Jan. 11, 2017 shows the damaged residential building in Shanghai, east China. A residential building in Shanghai has been seriously damaged, reportedly by an explosion, fire fighting sources said. A resident was injured in the explosion, which was suspected to be caused by gas leak. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

Photo taken on Jan. 11, 2017 shows the damaged residential building in Shanghai, east China. A residential building in Shanghai has been seriously damaged, reportedly by an explosion, fire fighting sources said. A resident was injured in the explosion, which was suspected to be caused by gas leak. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)


 
One was injured after a residential building explosion in Shanghai on Wednesday night, said government sources.

The accident occurred at around 9 p.m. Wednesday in Yangpu District. The walls of the second and third floors of the four-storey building collapsed, said the district government.

One resident was taken to hospital, whose injuries are not life-threatening, it said.

Some residents said they heard a loud bang. A preliminary investigation indicated a natural gas leak as the suspected cause of the accident.

Residents have been relocated.

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