Deaths after Chinese restaurant blast

  • 11/10/2015

At least 17 people have been killed in an explosion that ripped through a restaurant in eastern China, state media reports say.

A gas cylinder exploded in a restaurant in the city of Wuhu in Anhui province, causing a fire, the state-run Xinhua news agency said on Saturday (local time).

Similar explosions happen relatively often in China, where safety regulations are often laxly enforced.

The incident is being investigated, local officials said on social media.