Powerful blast rocks Chinese port city, two dead

Powerful blast rocks Chinese port city, two deadAn explosion so powerful it was heard several kilometres away killed two people and injured over 30 in China’s port city of Ningbo on Sunday while toppling several disused buildings, authorities and residents said, but there was no word as to the cause. Local authorities said two people died and two were seriously injured, while state media said more than 30 people were treated in hospitals in Ningbo, just south of Shanghai and one of China’s largest ports. Authorities on Sunday night still had not announced a suspected cause of the explosion, which took place around 9:00am (0100 GMT) in a relatively new residential area in northern Ningbo marked by rows and rows of towering housing blocks.

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