At least three people were killed when an explosion ripped through a restaurant in Xiamen city, Fujian province today.
An unknown number of people were injured in the blast, which went off around 8:00 a.m., Xinhua reports, citing local fire fighters.
Initial investigation has led officers to believe that the blast was caused by a gas cylinder.
Below are some images and video footage of the damage. Warning: the photos contain content that some viewers may find graphic.
Just over a week ago, due to a gas leak in the kitchen, leading to the injury of over 10 people.