Residents Reeling after Blast Rocks Homes

Residents are reeling following a gas plant blast in Yima City, central China's Henan Province on Friday that has caused severe damage to nearby residences.

A device in a gas factory owned by the Henan Coal Gas (Group) Co. Ltd., located in Yima, exploded at around 17:45 Friday, according to the government of Sanmenxia City, which administers Yima.

According to the press office of Sanmenxia Municipal Government, 12 people died in the blast, another 19 people were seriously injured, and three more are still unaccounted for as of 17:00 Saturday.!language=1


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