A large amount of gas leaking from the gas pipe, Wuhan = 7 m blow up the soil

At around 5 pm on the 10th, a large amount of gas jet gas pipe laid in the ground is broken, it was blown up to a height of about 7 m soil in Wuhan City, Hubei Province.I did not reach explosion.I found and was also fortunate that it was raining in the field.Chugokushinbunsha is reported.

According to the men who had witnessed at a distance of about 50 meters the gas jet, the sound of “Van” is doing in a vacant lot, pillar of white gas erupted from the ground.It also looks like a pillar of water, it was blown up to a height of about 7 m soil.When I approached, hole of about one meter in diameter open, gas pipe had burst at the bottom.Near, manhole covers were blown off had fallen.Strong gas odor that had been drifting.

Man in a hurry, I have contacted the police.It was good “because rain was falling According to the man.If you had a sunny day, it “must have been a blast if you ignite something.

A spokesman for Wuhan natural gas company explained, “the ground is settled, branch section of the gas pipe is damaged” and.The repair dispatched workers immediately, and was also re-hardening of soil around.Work to end up at around 8 pm on the 10th, there was no impact on the surrounding residents.

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◆ rupture of the gas pipe and water pipes laid in the soil is frequently Remarks ◆ China.In many cases, it is described “vehicle traffic on the road in the above increases weight than expected is applied,” and.If you dig the ground, such as construction, damage the gas pipe and water pipe often.

Despite the absence of such pressure from the top, the gas outlet of the 10th can be said that the gas is ejected in large quantities, and the case that there is a problem in itself laying of gas pipe.(Editors: Kisaragi Hayato)