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Moment of gas explosion in Chinese restaurant that killed 4, injured dozens

11:20, 21 October 2021
Moment of gas explosion in Chinese restaurant that killed 4, injured dozens Photo: Cai Xiangxin/XinHua/Global Look Press

At least four people were killed, 47 injured in a powerful explosion in a BBQ restaurant in the Chinese city of Shenyang on Thursday, local authorities reported.


The blast took place in a residential and commercial building in the capital of the Chinese Liaoning province. It tore the walls of the concrete structure. The footage shows damaged vehicles parked near the building, shattered windows, and debris covering the nearby streets. 

More than 25 fire trucks and 110 firefighters were deployed to the site. All the injured were hospitalized.

The moment of the explosion itself was captured on the dashboard camera when the driver who witnessed the scene approached the neighborhood. Right after the massive blast, a cloud of dust swept the streets urging passers to flee the area. 

The local officials launched an investigation regarding the cause of the accident.