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18 killed in China tanker blast

At least 18 people were killed and over 160 others injured in a tanker blast in China's Zhejiang province, local authorities said on Sunday.

Updated Jun 14, 2020 03:24 AM

18 killed in China tanker blast

The as tanker exploded near a village in the Wenling section of the Shenyang-Haikou Expressway on Saturday evening, Xinhua news agency.

A second blast took place when the blown-up truck fell onto a workshop near the expressway.

The explosions caused the residential houses and factory workshops to collapse.

Hundreds of firefighters were sent to the scene for rescue work.

As of Sunday morning, a total of 166 injured people were receiving medical treatment in hospitals.

Rescue and search efforts were underway.

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