More than 30 people have been killed in an explosion caused by a gas leak at a restaurant in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, inland China.
According to China’s state-run Xinhua메이저놀이터 News Agency and local media Beijing Doujo, on the 21st (local time) at 8:40 pm, a gas leaked from a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder in a meat restaurant in Xingqing District, Yinchuan City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, exploded, killing 38 people or killing 38 people . hurt
Among them, 31 people died, and seven people, including one seriously ill, were injured, Xinhua News Agency said.
According to Chinese newspapers, restaurant workers who detected a gas leak about an hour before the explosion found a valve failure in the LPG cylinder. Afterwards, the cook bought a new valve and replaced it when the explosion occurred.
It is pointed out that if the business was immediately stopped and customers were evacuated at the stage of confirming the gas leak, large-scale human casualties would not have occurred.
The local fire and rescue team dispatched 20 vehicles and 102 crew members to the scene and carried out extinguishing and rescue work until dawn.
Upon receiving the report of the accident, Chinese President Xi Jinping issued an ‘important order’ and ordered the relevant departments to do their best to treat the injured and comfort the families of the deceased. He also instructed him to investigate the cause of the accident as soon as possible and pursue responsibility according to the law.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Emergency Management, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development, the National Health Commission (Yu Jian Yu), and the General Administration of Market Regulation dispatched a task force (TF ) to take an emergency response, including rescue at the site .
In addition, local public security and other authorities secured nine new recruits, including the owner and staff of the meat restaurant where the accident occurred, and froze their assets.