Xi’an : A gas pipeline explosion in a residential area of China has killed 12 people and injured 138.

According to state media, the explosion in the gas pipeline in the Chinese city of Xi’an occurred while people were shopping for food under the building. The intensity of the explosion destroyed the food market building.

After the blast, 150 people have been evacuated from the affected area, out of which 37 people have been seriously injured.

According to media reports, rescue efforts are underway while an investigation has been launched to find out the cause of the blast.