Caixin
Jun 01, 2022 09:10 PM
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Explosion at North China Gas Pipeline Raises Fresh Safety Worries

A fire rising meters high can be seen billowing from the vicinity of the pipeline in videos obtained and verified by Caixin.
A fire rising meters high can be seen billowing from the vicinity of the pipeline in videos obtained and verified by Caixin.

A coalbed methane pipeline running across North China’s Shanxi and Central China’s Henan provinces has ruptured for the second time in three years, causing a fire that may take days to bring under control, Caixin has learned.

The explosion took place on Tuesday in a section of the pipeline located in Jincheng city, Shanxi, bordering Henan to the south and southeast. A fire rising meters high can be seen billowing from the vicinity of the pipeline in videos obtained and verified by Caixin. No casualty count could be confirmed.

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