Gas pipeline explosion in China kills 9, injures 10
An explosion at a gas pipeline in southwest China killed nine people and injured at least 10 others.india Updated: Jan 20, 2006 16:05 IST
An explosion at a gas pipeline in southwest China killed nine people on Friday and injured at least 10 others, the official Xinhua news agency said.
The blast occurred before dawn in Renshou County in Sichuan province, Xinhua said.
The pipeline is owned by the China National Petroleum Corporation, the country's biggest state-owned oil company, it said. The cause of the explosion was under investigation. China's government has repeatedly promised to make work safety a priority.
According to government figures, industrial accidents claimed 136,700 lives in 2004.