Facebook
Twitter
Google+
LinkedIn
Pinterest
+
China Explosion Kills 14, Injuring 145
China Explosion Kills 14, Injuring 145

At least 14 people were killed and over 145 others injured following a powerful explosion at the site of prefabricated houses in China’s Shaanxi province.

The explosion hit five prefabricated houses around on Monday, damaging nearby buildings at Xinmin township, Xinhua news agency reported.

Among the injured, 106 remain hospitalised and 41 have returned home following treatment, according to authorities on Tuesday.

ALSO READ: India Slams China For Objecting To US Envoy’s Arunachal Visit

Rescue efforts concluded as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

An initial investigation indicated that the explosion could be caused by explosives.

The makeshift houses were built inside a residential compound. The explosion also damaged 58 nearby houses and 63 cars.

ALSO READ: India, China Conduct First Ever Joint Army Exercise In Jammu And Kashmir

The prefab houses, owned by a local villager, were rented out in September. The owner of the houses is in police custody and an investigation is under way.

All people in the affected area were evacuated.