China News Service, July 30. According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), an explosion occurred in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan at 9 am local time on the 30th. The local police and fire department said that the explosion had killed one person. People were injured.

At about 9 am local time on the 30th, an explosion occurred in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, which killed 1 person and injured 17 others. Image source: Screenshot of NHK video

  According to reports, the explosion occurred at a local hot pot restaurant, and rescuers found a body in the wreckage of the restaurant. In addition, 2 of the 17 injured were seriously injured, and they have all been sent to the local hospital for treatment.

  According to the police, the hot pot restaurant involved has been closed since April due to the new crown epidemic. During this period, it has been renovated and plans to reopen from July 31. The fire department found that there were 6 tanks of liquefied petroleum gas in the store, of which the valves of 3 tanks had been damaged and a leak occurred.

  At present, the local police have set up a cordon in an area with a radius of 300 meters from the incident site and are investigating the cause of the accident in detail.