Chongqing: explosion in Chongqing, China kills 16: state media

BEIJING / SHANGHAI: A building housing a canteen in Chongqing, southwest China, collapsed on Friday after an explosion suspected of having been caused by a gas leak, killing at least 16 people, the police said. public television channel CCTV.
At midnight (4:00 p.m. GMT) on Friday, 26 people had been removed from the site, 16 of whom had died, the broadcaster said on Saturday. One person was in critical condition and the other injured were also hospitalized.
The Emergency Management Ministry dispatched a team of more than 600 people to the scene in Wulong District in Chongqing, CCTV reported.


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