Chinese gas pipeline rupture catches fire in Tianjin with no casualties
BEIJING, Dec 28 : A natural gas pipeline in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin ruptured and caught fire today, but the flames were brought under control and no casualties were reported, Tianjin police said.
The fire took hold in a pipeline outside an office building in an industrial part of the city, police said in a short statement on their microblog.
Police and firefighters rushed to the scene, closed off the pipeline and brought the fire under control, with no injuries or deaths, it added.
China has vowed to improve work safety. President Xi Jinping has said authorities would learn the lessons paid for with blood after chemical blasts in Tianjin in August of last year killed more than 170 people