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China: Second pipeline blast of the week, five killed

05 Jul 2017 | By Gogona Saikia
Gas pipeline blast in China, five killed

At least five people were killed and 89 injured in a blast in a gas pipeline in northeastern China's Jilin province on July 4.

The mishap happened at 2:45pm when workers were repairing a leak in the pipeline in Songyuan city.

This was the second such deadly attack of the week. Two days earlier, eight died in a similar incident in Guizhou.

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05 Jul 2017China: Second pipeline blast of the week, five killed

DetailsOwner of the pipeline yet unknown

The official Xinhua news agency said the blast had also 'affected' patients and staff at a nearby hospital without giving more details.

It didn't name the owner of the pipeline either. The earlier mishap took place at a China National Petroleum Corp pipeline.

Rescue operations were underway. Meanwhile, an investigation has also been launched.