Gas container explosion in China kills 17

Gas container explosion in restaurant in China kills at least 17

Photo by: Reuters (Archive)
Photo by: Reuters (Archive)

A gas cylinder explosion at a restaurant in Wuhu city, east China's Anhui province, 10 October 2015

An explosion ripped through a restaurant in eastern China on Saturday, killing at least 17 people, the official Xinhua news agency reported, blaming the accident on a gas cylinder.

The blast caused a fire at the restaurant in Wuhu city in Anhui province, the report said, citing local authorities. It gave no other details.

In August, 160 people, including firefighters, were killed in two massive explosions at a chemical warehouse in the northwestern city of Tianjin.