HANGZHOU, June 15 (Xinhua) — The death toll from a Saturday tank truck blast in east China’s Zhejiang Province has risen to 20, local authorities said Monday.
As of 7 a.m., more than 170 injured people, including 24 seriously injured, were receiving medical treatment in hospitals.
The accident occurred at around 4:40 p.m. Saturday when a tank truck loaded with liquefied petroleum gas exploded near a village in the city of Wenling on a section of the Shenyang-Haikou Expressway.
A second blast soon followed. The explosions caused the collapse of nearby residential buildings and factory workshops.
The large-scale search and rescue work at the scene is generally completed. Enditem