Three dead in Shanghai gas explosion
Updated: 2011-12-22 19:30
SHANGHAI - Three people died in a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) explosion inside a residential building in Shanghai on Thursday.
The explosion occurred in Xiaojiang village of the Qingpu district at 4:15 am, and it caused two apartments of the building to collapse.
Three people were rescued and sent to hospital, but later died after treatment failed.
A preliminary investigation showed that the explosion was caused by a liquefied petroleum gas leak.
Further investigation remains underway, police said.