Explosion at apartment building in China's Harbin kills at least one, injures three

Parts of the five-story apartment building in Harbin were damaged, with one apartment’s balcony completely blown off.
Officials told local media that the explosion was likely from a natural gas tank.
Officials told local media that the explosion was likely from a natural gas tank.Photo | X

BEIJING: 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 a.m.. Harbin is the capital of China's northeastern Heilongjiang province.

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