Firefighters try to rescue trapped residents from a residential building in Shanghai, which has been seriously damaged, reportedly by an explosion, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. [Photo: weibo.com]
One was injured after a residential building explosion in Shanghai on Wednesday night, said government sources.
The accident occurred at around 9 p.m. Wednesday in Yangpu District. The walls of the second and third floors of the four-storey building collapsed, said the district government.
One resident was taken to hospital, whose injuries are not life-threatening, it said.
Some residents said they heard a loud bang. A preliminary investigation indicated a natural gas leak as the suspected cause of the accident.
Residents have been relocated.