A gas plant workshop in the city of Yima in central China’s Henan Province has been shut after a Friday explosion.
According to local authorities, two persons are missing following the explosion that occurred at 5:45pm in the air separation unit of the Yima gas factory of the Henan Coal Gas (Group) Co., Limited.
However, Xinhua quoted a Yima city government source as saying that the explosion did not occur in the gas tank areas.
Although no fatality has been reported, several persons suffered varying degrees of injuries and were hospitalised, the source said.
Investigations are said to be on-going.