Six killed in boiler explosion in China

Beijing: Six people were killed and another person injured after a boiler exploded on Wednesday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

The gas boiler exploded in the morning in a three-storey building at a residential community of Mengshan Road in the city of Xingping, a city government spokesman said. The building collapsed following the blast.

The casualties were property management workers and residents, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The injured person was rushed to hospital but it was unknown if the injury was life threatening or not.