Gas Explosion

Daughter of Shanxi official killed in 'gas explosion'

The windows of a second-floor flat were blown out after an explosion at a home in Xiangfen county. Photo: SCMP Pictures

The daughter of a senior official in a Shanxi city in charge of legal affairs was killed in an explosion at home reportedly caused by a gas leak, but rumours online call it a bomb attack. 

Thursday, 21 February, 2013, 5:51pm

Fireball rips through Ma On Shan restaurant, injuring 21

The gas explosion shattered windows, showering the street below in glass shards. Photo: May Tse

Twenty-one people were injured, one critically, after a fire sparked by a gas explosion tore through a crowded restaurant at lunch hour yesterday. More than 200 others were evacuated.

10 Jan 2013 - 10:40am

Gas explosion at Yunnan coal mine leaves 17 dead

Photo: AFP

Debris is strewn around the closed Shangchang coal mine in Fuyuan, in the southwest Yunnan province, following an explosion on December 4. The gas blast left 17 people dead, state press said, in the latest accident to hit the industry. 

7 Dec 2012 - 4:36am

China Digest, December 3, 2012

A former chemistry major aged 27 appeared in court on Saturday, charged with making amphetamines at his home in August, Beijing Times reports. 

3 Dec 2012 - 6:50am

China Digest, November 23, 2012

A woman in her early 30s is suing a psychiatric hospital in Beijing for keeping her against her will for three days in June at the request of her parents.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:13am

China Digest, September 12, 2012


Toilets subject to nose test

12 Sep 2012 - 3:45am

Three hurt by gas explosion

Three people were hurt by a gas blast in the street outside an estate agency in the Wai Cheung Industrial Centre in Shek Pai Tau Road, Tuen Mun, at about 5pm yesterday. Police said the explosion sent a manhole cover flying into the air and smashed the door of the agency. A woman in the office and a boy, 12, and an elderly woman walking nearby suffered minor injuries.

11 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Bus damaged as blast sends drain cover flying

A KMB bus was damaged yesterday when a gas explosion launched a metal drain cover into the air, hitting the vehicle. The bus was hit at the junction of Ngau Tau Kok Road and Horse Shoe Lane in Sau Mau Ping at 8.30am. The driver inspected the bus after he heard a loud noise. One of the windows was broken. An investigation indicated the explosion was caused by methane gas.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Firemen injured fighting blaze

Two fireman suffered slight burns to their faces in a fire that triggered gas explosions at a 25-year-old Kwun Yam temple in Wong Tai Sin yesterday. A government spokesman said visitors to the temple at Jat's Incline accidentally started a fire when burning offerings at about 12.40pm. The fire, which took an hour to put out, triggered explosions of liquefied petroleum gas.

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Workman badly burned in gas explosion

A workman suffered severe burns to his head, shoulders and chest in a gas explosion at a public housing flat in Tsuen Wan yesterday.

A six-year-old boy and a domestic helper escaped serious injuries in the morning blast.

More than 100 residents were evacuated from Clague Garden Estate in Hoi Shing Road after the explosion in the 38th-floor flat.

12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Rare factors to blame for blast

Hole in sewer could have carried gas under building, investigators say

Government investigators have said a rare combination of factors was to blame for the Ngau Tau Kok gas explosion last month, which killed one people and injured eight others, including a police officer.

20 May 2006 - 12:00am

Towngas can't explain gas build-up

Probe to focus on how it travelled 30m to pool under building

Government investigators and Towngas remain no nearer to finding the reasons for Tuesday's Ngau Tau Kok gas explosion, which killed one woman and injured eight people, including a police officer.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Two hurt in flat blast

Two people were injured and 10 flats damaged in a gas explosion in Discovery Bay early yesterday.

Police said the blast was caused by a liquefied petroleum gas leak in a second-floor flat in Discovery Bay Plaza at about 4.30 am.

20 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Gas blasts leave 150 people homeless

More than 150 people were made homeless when their wooden huts were gutted in two separate blazes in a Kwai Chung village yesterday.

Workers from the Social Welfare Department delivered hot meals and milk to members of the 35 families including about 10 children.

Last night, some were moved to Princess Alexandra Community Centre.

28 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Explosion kills five

A gas explosion killed at least five people and injured another five in Guangzhou yesterday morning.

The blast occurred at about 6 am when a householder in Xiaogang Road, south of the city centre, tried to switch on the gas stove.

Unconfirmed reports said that a gas leak triggered the explosion and produced flames which swiftly swept across other structures.

20 May 1996 - 12:00am