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Shanghai Gas Pipeline Exploded

The gas pipeline was broken by a grab at a construction site in Shanghai

The gas pipeline was broken by a grab at a construction site in Shanghai, stopping gas supply to about 10,000 households.

No casualty has been reported, according to the municipal government.

Workers said gas burst out after the grab broke a gas pipeline with a diameter of 300 millimeters. Though they tried to plug the crack with bricks and mud, the leak was out of control till rescuers from the municipal gas supply company arrived.

The pipeline was repaired at around 4 PM and the supply resumed two hours later, according to the gas supply company.