Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Four killed in China explosion

An explosion has killed at least four people and injured another 19 in a city in north-western China.

An explosion has killed at least four people and injured another 19 in a city in north-western China.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the explosion happened in Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi province.

It quoted a witness as saying the blast was caused by a natural gas explosion in a restaurant. The explosion knocked windows out as far a mile away.

Photos online showed the front of a building had been blown into a street where there were several bodies covered in blue plastic.

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