China Tank Truck Explodes, Casualties Unknown

A tank truck exploded near a gas station in Xigu (西固), northwest China’s Gansu Province Monday morning, it was not immediately clear whether casualties were caused.

The accident happened at around 10 a.m. in Xigu District in the provincial capital Lanzhou, said an official with the provincial safety administration.

He said it was unclear what the truck was carrying or what caused the blast.

Rescue work was going on.

Xinhua