Four killed in fire at shopping mall in China

Four persons have been killed and 35 others injured after a fire triggered by a natural gas explosion broke out in southwest China.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 27, 2013, 14:16 PM IST

Beijing: Four persons have been killed and 35 others injured after a fire triggered by a natural gas explosion broke out in southwest China.

The fire broke out yesterday in a shopping mall in Luzhou City in Sichuan Province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.
The explosion occurred around 10:40 pm local time at the Mo`erma shopping mall and flames soon spread to the ground and second floors, sources with the municipal government said.
Search and rescue operations are still underway.