China tunnel blast kills 20

A total of 24 people were working in the tunnel when the blast occurred. Four of them were pulled out.

Last Updated: May 19, 2012, 18:54 PM IST

Beijing: At least 20 people were killed on Saturday in a blast inside an under-construction expressway tunnel in China, officials said.

The incident took place around 830 am in Yanling county of Zhuzhou city in central China`s Hunan province, Xinhua reported.

Officials said a vehicle carrying explosives was unloading its stock inside the tunnel.
A total of 24 people were working in the tunnel when the blast occurred. Four of them were pulled out.

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