China News Service, Nanjing, May 24th (Tang Juan Xu Shanshan) On the evening of the 24th, an explosion occurred in a store near Hutang People's Shopping Mall in Wujin District, Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, affecting many nearby stores, and some houses were severely damaged.

A reporter from Chinanews.com learned from the scene that a second explosion occurred at the scene of the accident, and the injured have been sent to the hospital one after another.

Directly hit the scene of the explosion accident in Hutang Garden Street, Changzhou, Jiangsu.

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  "I was eating nearby, and when I was talking, it suddenly exploded, and I felt like I was shaking. I went to the police while checking to see if my wife was okay, and saw that my door was also blown up." Mr. Zhang, a nearby merchant The reporter told Chinanews.com that the building where the explosion occurred had two floors. The first floor was a hotel, and the landlord lived upstairs.

The explosion was loud, and the shock wave caused damage to businesses across the road to varying degrees, and pedestrians were injured.

  A reporter from Chinanews.com saw at the scene that many nearby stores had changed beyond recognition, their signboards were damaged, and there were masonry and debris scattered on the road.

A cordon has been set up at the scene of the accident, and firefighters are carrying out intense rescue efforts. Some wounded have been searched and rescued from the rubble one after another and sent to the hospital for treatment.

State Grid Changzhou Power Supply Company has dispatched staff to carry out emergency power handling on the site to avoid secondary disasters.

Firefighters are in a tense rescue effort.

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  The People's Government of Wujin District, Changzhou City announced on the evening of the 24th that at around 20:50 on the 24th, the two-and-a-half-story residential building at No. 183, Huayuanxin Village Community, Hutang Town, Wujin District collapsed due to an explosion caused by a leak of bottled liquefied gas. The building area was about 100 square meters. .

  According to the report, after the incident, rescue forces at the Changzhou and district levels, including firefighting, emergency, public security, and health, rushed to the scene immediately to carry out rescue efforts.

Up to now, 3 people have been rescued and sent to the hospital for treatment. After preliminary investigation, there are still 3 people trapped.

Rescue work is underway.

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