Explosion in China's Chongqing kills six - state media

by Reuters
Friday, 7 January 2022 12:48 GMT

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BEIJING, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A building housing a canteen in China's southwest municipality of Chongqing collapsed on Friday following an explosion suspected to have been caused by a gas leak, killing at least six, state television said.

As of 19:00 local time (11:00 GMT), six bodies had been recovered from the site and nine people brought out alive, while 11 others were still trapped, it reported.

The Ministry of Emergency Management has dispatched a team to the scene, in Chongqing's Wulong district. The local fire fighting department had sent 50 vehicles.

(Reporting by Gabriel Crossley; Editing by Michael Perry and John Stonestreet)

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