Original title: (Society) at least 4 people were injured in a suspected gas explosion in Massachusetts.
Xinhua News Agency, Washington, September 13 (Reporter Sun Ding Xu Jianmei) Lawrence, Massachusetts, northeastern United States and nearby communities 13 PM suspected of gas explosions, some homes caught fire, at least 4 people were injured.
According to social media reports released by Massachusetts State Police, 70 sites have exploded, caught fire or leaked gas in Lawrence and nearby North Andover. Lawrence city officials have asked all residents in the southern part of the city to evacuate from their homes, and police are helping to evacuate residents from several communities.
The General Hospital of Laurence said that 4 injured persons had been treated, but they did not disclose their injuries.
Massachusetts Emergency Department said the high pressure of the gas pipeline may be the cause of the accident, and related gas companies are reducing the pressure on the pipeline.
Videos and photos released by the US media showed smoke billowing from a burning house, firefighters using high-pressure water guns to control the fire, and a house in Lawrence was completely destroyed.
Laurence is located in Essex County, Massachusetts, 50 kilometers north of Boston.
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