Xinhuanet Hohhot, June 20 (Reporter Zhang Linhu) At 9:20 on the 20th, a natural gas explosion occurred in a resident's home in Yanhe District, Huimin District, Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, killing 2 people and injuring 3 people.

  At the scene of the incident, the public security personnel pulled up the cordon, the gas, fire, 120 and other relevant departments have launched rescues, and the residents in the community have gathered in twos and threes to discuss the accident.

  It is understood that the explosion occurred on the 4th floor of a residential building in a residential area along the river. The window glass of the resident’s house had been shattered, the house was burnt black, and neighboring neighbors were also affected. The windows were shattered. Unit residents' homes were also damaged to varying degrees.

The picture shows the residential building where the explosion occurred. Photo by Zhang Linhu

  A resident of the community said that at around 9 am, a loud noise suddenly occurred. At first, he thought that the earthquake had occurred and ran out quickly.

  "My home is about a few hundred meters away from the explosion, and the windows have been blown, which is too scary." Resident Ms. Wang said.

The picture shows the relevant departments rescue at the scene. Photo by Zhang Linhu

  At 15:00 on the same day, the reporter learned from the Propaganda Department of the District Committee of the Huimin District of Hohhot that at present, the injured are being treated in the hospital, and the cause of the incident is under investigation. (Finish)