Tragic Explosion in Harbin: One Dead, Three Injured in Apartment Blast

An explosion in an apartment building in Harbin, northeastern China, resulted in one death and three injuries, according to state media reports. The blast, likely caused by a natural gas tank, severely damaged the building. Videos on social media captured the aftermath, showing debris-covered streets and emergency responses.

PTI | Beijing | Updated: 23-05-2024 09:29 IST | Created: 23-05-2024 09:29 IST
Tragic Explosion in Harbin: One Dead, Three Injured in Apartment Blast
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An explosion at an apartment building in northeastern China killed one person and injured at least three others Thursday, state media reported.

Parts of the five-story apartment building in Harbin were damaged, with one apartment's balcony completely blown off, videos on social media showed. Officials told local media that the explosion was likely from a natural gas tank. One woman died of her injuries, according to Jimu News, a state-backed media outlet. The three others were taken to the hospital for their injuries.

Videos online also showed at least one person being carted away by first responders into an ambulance, and the streets were covered in debris.

Xinhua news agency said the explosion occurred at roughly 7 am. Harbin is the capital of China's northeastern Heilongjiang province.

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