A gas pipeline operated by China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) exploded recently in Guizhou province in southwest China, injuring 24 people, with three in critical condition, according to a posting on an official government Weibo account recently.
The blast occurred in the Shazi district of Qianxinan city in Guizhou province. No deaths have been reported.
Footage from state TV showed glare from the fire lighting up nearby buildings after the explosion.
The municipal government of QianxinanBuyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture said on its official Weibo account.
The pipeline is an extension of a Myanmar-China gas line that delivers natural gas from Kyaukpyu on Myanmar's coast to southwest China.