4 killed in gas explosion at BBQ restaurant in China

Published October 21, 2021
Policemen and firefighters walk through damaged shophouses following a gas explosion in Shenyang in northeastern China's Liaoning Province, Thursday, Oct 21. — Cai Xiangxin/Xinhua via AP
Policemen and firefighters walk through damaged shophouses following a gas explosion in Shenyang in northeastern China's Liaoning Province, Thursday, Oct 21. — Cai Xiangxin/Xinhua via AP

Four people were killed and 47 were hurt in a gas explosion at a BBQ restaurant in China on Thursday, the local government said.

The explosion in northeastern Shenyang city shattered the windows of nearby buildings and halted traffic, state media said.

The site of a gas explosion accident at a restaurant is seen in Shenyang. — AFP
The site of a gas explosion accident at a restaurant is seen in Shenyang. — AFP

Nothing was left of the restaurant except exposed structural beams, according to videos circulating on Chinese social media.

More than 100 firefighters were sent to the scene.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the explosion.

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