It looks like the aftermath of an earthquake, but the epicenter of this devastating scene is actually a toilet.

The explosion occurred in the city of Yulin, northeast China, on New Years’ Eve. Authorities say it was triggered by a build-up of methane, ammonia, and hydrogen sulfide that accumulated in underground sewer pipes.

Five victims who were injured remain hospitalized due to bone fractures or bruises, but all are expected to survive.

A mobile-phone showed the catastrophic aftermath that looked like something from a disaster movie:

Just weeks ago, the government of China launched a “toilet revolution” seeking to improve 100,000 toilets in China’s top vacation destinations. Many public toilets in China are rows of holes in the floor above a pit filled with human waste, using no water or chemicals.

Source: The Sun

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