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Suspected gas blast destroys Japan restaurant, injuring dozens | Japan News

At least 42 people were injured in a suspicious gas explosion that destroyed wooden buildings that hold a restaurant and a property office in northern Japan, according to police and local media reports. The powerful blast on Sunday in Sapporo, the capital of Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido, shook in nearby buildings, broke windows and scattered trash over the area. Some residents told reporters that they thought the explosion was an earthquake. A person was in serious condition, but the police said the other injuries were most mild. "I heard a" bang "that sounded like thunder and my apartment was shaken," a man in his secret " s Toyohira district. ] A witness said he had smelled gas after the explosion and Kyodo news agency reported that a gas security officer noted five propane's thoughts outside the pub and two outside the property office. The fire burned for almost six hours, Kyodo said, and photographs and TV recordings showed that large flames and smokers rise above cold collapsed junk as dozens of firemen poured water on the building. Windows in a residential building next to it was crushed and cars parked outside were partially covered The city government had opened shelter to rent dozens of people whose homes were injured in the explosion.

At least 42 people were injured in a suspicious gas explosion that destroyed wooden buildings that hold a restaurant and a property office in northern Japan, according to police and local media reports.

The powerful blast on Sunday in Sapporo, the capital of Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, shook in nearby buildings, broke windows and scattered trash over the area.

Some residents told reporters that they thought the explosion was an earthquake.

A person was in serious condition, but the police said the other injuries were most mild. “I heard a” bang “that sounded like thunder and my apartment was shaken,” a man in his secret ” s Toyohira district.

] A witness said he had smelled gas after the explosion and Kyodo news agency reported that a gas security officer noted five propane’s thoughts outside the pub and two outside the property office.

The fire burned for almost six hours, Kyodo said, and photographs and TV recordings showed that large flames and smokers rise above cold collapsed junk as dozens of firemen poured water on the building.

Windows in a residential building next to it was crushed and cars parked outside were partially covered

The city government had opened shelter to rent dozens of people whose homes were injured in the explosion.

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