Two people have been killed and at least 30 injured after an explosion in a port city in China.To get more shanghai news, you can visit shine news official website. The blast in Ningbo south of Shanghai knocked down buildings and left streets littered with damaged cars and debris. The early morning explosion struck a riverfront neighbourhood in one of the country's busiest ports.
Firefighters traced the blast to a hole in the ground where a toilet had been but the cause still was under investigation, state television said. It gave no indication whether the explosion site was inside a building. Two people were killed and two more seriously injured while at least 30 others were taken to hospitals. China suffers frequent deadly fires and industrial accidents, often blamed on negligence.Official safety crackdowns have improved conditions in some areas but many companies still cut corners. In 2015, an explosion traced to improperly stored chemicals killed at least 173 people in Tianjin, a port east of Beijing. Sunday's blast knocked down residential buildings but they were vacant and in the process of being demolished, a news report said.
It added there might have been people in the area collecting scrap for recycling.Bystanders said the explosion might have been caused by a gas pipeline that was damaged during demolition work, but the Ningbo gas company said it had no lines in the area. Photos showed an injured woman being carried away on a man's back and what appeared to be the body of man lying in the debris of a wrecked building. Video clips on multiple websites showed a white cloud of smoke rising above the explosion site and rolling across nearby buildings.This is a big day, literally, for coffee lovers, as the world’s largest Starbucks opens its doors.
The circular state-of-the-art Starbucks Roastery in Shanghai is the “first fully immersive multi-sensory coffee experience in Asia”, according to the Seattle hot drinks giant. An expansive 2,700-square-metre (30,000-square-foot), the two-story building employees 400 employees and can serve up to 550 customers at a time.According to the press release, “China is the company’s fastest-growing market with more than 3,000 stores across 136 cities,” and in Shanghai alone, “Starbucks already has more than 600 stores - the largest number of stores in any city where Starbucks has a presence.
”In addition to coffee, customers can also visit many attractions, “including one of three coffee bars offering multiple brewing methods, explore specially-crafted teas at the 3-D printed tea bar, enjoy freshly baked Italian artisanal food by Princi, and marvel at the ceiling made of 10,000 handmade wooden hexagon-shaped tiles, inspired by the locking of an espresso shot on an espresso machine.”Sounding more and more like a coffee-themed amusement park, customers can also use their phones to enhance their experience once they’ve gotten their caffeine fix - “All along the way, customers can point their mobile devices around the Roastery for even more moments of discovery as they immerse themselves in the augmented reality (AR) experience.” The experience, which will be accessible through a custom-designed Roastery digital web-app platform, will allow customers to create their own personal Roastery discovery journeys - you even get prizes.