WATCH: Huge Explosion Rocks Hangzhou Near West Lake

By Jesse Pottinger, July 21, 2017

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A massive explosion this morning at a restaurant in West Lake District, Hangzhou, has left two dead and 55 injured, with 12 in serious condition.

Emergency responders rushed to the scene, and those who sustained injuries are being treated at a local hospital, according to Tencent News.

The initial explosion, which occurred at approximately 8.40am on Gudun Lu, started a fire that ignited gas stored in the shop, leading to a second explosion. The two blasts shattered the windows of cars and a bus passing by, causing many of the injuries.



One of the injured

The fire has since been extinguished by emergency personnel, and authorities continue to investigate what caused the incident in the first place.

See firsthand footage of the blast and its aftermath below (VPN off):

Miss Yang, one of the bus passengers, was still shaken up by the incident when she talked to reporters. Still, she was comforted by how the driver and other passengers dealt with the incident: after the blast, the driver quickly opened all bus doors, and injured passengers "helped each other" exit in an orderly fashion.

One eyewitness, who goes by the online moniker '小陈医生的麻麻,' wrote that the second explosion was very loud, and that nearby shops, even ones across the street, also had a lot of broken glass.

The building where the explosions took place

A nearby store

[Images via Tencent, WeVideo]

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