Suspected gas explosion kills one and injures 14 others in Inner Mongolia

A suspected gas explosion killed one and injured 14 others in Inner Mongolia.

Footage shows fire ripping through a blackened residential building in Hohhot City as firefighters and medical staff rushed to the scene on November 22.

The Yuquan District Party Committee’s publicity department said the explosion gutted Building 3 of the Minhe Garden hotel. Preliminary investigations found that a pipeline gas leak caused the accident.

One person died, two were seriously injured, and 12 others were wounded. Authorities are now carrying out investigations and clean-up of the blast site.