By WAYNE MA
BEIJING -- An explosion at a major natural
gas pipeline on Sunday in China's eastern Jiangxi province
injured two people and disrupted the supply of gas,
Xinhua news agency reported.
Gas supplies delivered through the damaged section of
pipeline have been stopped and the government is investigating
the cause of the explosion, Xinhua said, adding that
the explosion knocked down people hundreds of meters away.
The section is part of the second phase of China's West to
East pipeline, which stretches 8,704 km from the northwestern
Xinjiang region to Hong Kong.
The pipeline has an annual capacity of 30 billion cubic
meters, according to the website of its operator, China
National Petroleum Corp.
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