Filling station blast injures 3 in Vietnam province

By Thanh Phong, Thanh Nien News

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Four pumps and a motorbike were badly damaged after the explosion. Photo: Huyen Trinh

Three people, including a three-year-old boy, were injured in the wake of an explosion at a filling station in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on Thursday.
At around 7:30 a.m. Vo Van Mong, an attendant of Hung Vuong Filling Station in Soc Trang Town, the capital city of the province, pumped gasoline into the motorbike of Nguyen Bich Lien, a 45-year-old woman. 
After he finished, four gas pumps suddenly exploded. The woman passed out on the spot. 
Debris from the exploded pumps threw into Dinh Hoang Dien, a 28-year-old man, and Nguyen Huu Thang, a three-year-old boy. They sustained minor injuries in their faces. 
The three injured people were rushed to hospital. 
The four pumps and a motorbike were badly damaged after the explosion. 
Local authorities are still investigating the cause of explosion.

Debris from the exploded gas pumps

Local police examine the accident site

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