Several injured by explosion near hotel in Chinese city of Zhuhai

Several injured by explosion near hotel in Chinese city of Zhuhai
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An explosion occurred near a hotel in china’s Zhuhai city in Guangdong province, leaving several wounded, China’s central television reported.

According to the network, at approximately 9:00 a.m. local time (01:00 GMT), the local fire department received a report of an explosion near a hotel in the Doumen District of Zhuhai city. It is specified that 11 fire trucks arrived at the scene.

So far, rescuers have already removed many injured from the rubble, the search and rescue operation continues. There is no information yet on possible fatalities.

The cause of the explosion is currently unknown.

Published photos of the scene show that the first floor of the building is damaged, there are clouds of black smoke and open flames.