07:28 GMT25 July 2021
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    According to reports by China Central Television (CCTV), an explosion occurred near a hotel in the Chinese city of Zhuhai on Friday morning.

    Three people have been injured following an explosion near a hotel in Zhuhai, according to CCTV.

    The report said that the reason behind the incident was gas explosion.

    According to CCTV, at about 9 a.m., Beijing time (1:00 GMT), the local fire department responded to a report of an explosion near a hotel in the Doumen district of Zhuhai city. 11 fire trucks were reportedly directed to the scene.

    Reports noted that rescuers pulled many victims from under the rubble, but a search and rescue operation is still underway. 

    Videos allegedly filmed on the scene were shared on social media. According to the users, the hotel that suffered the explosion is the Zhuhai Baitengtou Tenghu Hotel.

    ​No further details were immediately available.

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