At least 15 killed in China gas plant explosion

World Sunday 21/July/2019 15:34 PM
By: Times News Service
At least 15 killed in China gas plant explosion

Beijing: Fifteen people have been killed and 15 others severely injured after an explosion ripped through a gas plant in central China's Henan Province, local authorities confirmed on Saturday.

A device in the gas factory owned by the Henan Coal Gas (Group) Co. Ltd., located in the city of Yima, exploded at around 5:45 pm on Friday, according to the government of Sanmenxia City, which administers Yima.

The blast also left an unidentified number of people slightly injured, according to local government. The injured have been sent to hospital for treatment.

Rescuers are searching for missing people, local authorities said.

The Ministry of Emergency Management has sent a work team and the National Health Commission has dispatched medical experts to the site, according to state-run media in China.