The restaurant Hangzhou explosion

© AP Photo / Ng Han GuanСкорая assistance to China. Archival photoThe restaurant Hangzhou explosion© AP Photo / Ng Han Guan

A gas explosion occurred on Sunday in one of the restaurants in the Chinese city of Hangzhou of Zhejiang province, as a result of incident 12 people were injured.

As informs Agency Xinhua, the explosion occurred around 9 a.m. local time (04.00 MSK) as a result of a leak in the gas cylinder.

According to local authorities, nine of the victims are employees of the restaurant, three people in the explosion were close to him.

At the scene continue to work special services for elimination of consequences of explosion and prevent its recurrence.