According to state broadcaster CCTV, a gas line explosion in a residential community in a central Chinese city killed 12 people and injured 138 others on Sunday. According to the report, 150 people were evacuated after a fatal accident in Shiyan, Hubei province, with 37 of them critically injured.
According to local media, the explosion caused a food market building to collapse at 6:30 a.m. CCTV footage shows the first level of the fallen building covered in rubble and smashed glass, where people were having breakfast and buying groceries when the explosion occurred.
People can be seen wandering between damaged buildings in a rubble-strewn roadway.
According to CCTV, hospitals in Shiyan are encouraging citizens to give blood because the injured are still receiving emergency treatment.