Wine store blast injures 3 in South China
Updated: 2013-09-08 15:37
People stand outside the exploded stores in Haikou, Sept 8, 2013. [Photo/CFP]
HAIKOU - Three people have been injured, including two seriously, after an explosion involving two wine stores in South China's island province of Hainan, police said Sunday.
The blast happened around 8:40 am in the capital city of Haikou, sources with the Meilan police bureau said.
The two that were seriously injured are in hospital, but neither of them in a life-threatening condition, police said.
Two adjacent wine stores were seriously damaged by the explosion. The impact of the blast also damaged several cars on the roadside.
A witness surnamed Fu said he heard a loud bang and saw heavy smoke and dust billow out of the stores.
Police are investigating.