12 Injured and 12 Trapped in China Tunnel Blast

  • As per reports, 12 people were injured and 12 others trapped as a blast hit the Qishanyan Tunnel, an under construction railway tunnel in Guizhou Province in China, on Tuesday. The accident took place around 2.50 pm.

    The cause of the blast was not clear but it is suspected that it was a gas explosion as the tunnel passes through a coal seam.

    Reports also say that rescue work was suspended at the site due to high carbon monoxide density.