Beijing: At least 10 people were killed on Saturday in two different accidents, including an explosion that brought down a four-storey building in southern China.

Nine people were killed and 55 others seriously injured when a building collapse triggered by an explosion in a nearby garage in China's Fujian Province.

Rescuers are searching in the debris for more survivors amid fears that the toll could rise. The accident happened when the explosion ripping through the garage toppled down a four-story building in Daji Village, in Longyan City.

The building is a residential complex owned by Shubang Coal Mine.

In another incident, one person was killed and three others injured in a fire accident in a chemical plant in north China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

The accident happened at Inner Mongolia 3F Fluorochemical Co. Ltd. in the city of Fengzhen. A huge amount of flammable gas has been leaked after the chemical plant caught fire and exploded.

Some tanks containing VDF gas, a flammable and narcotic gas, on the ground floor of the plant's high-rise workshop caught fire.

Fire fighters rescued three injured workers trapped in the flames, and evacuated other workers out of the building. Firemen put off the fire, but were still clearing embers to prevent secondary explosions, the report said.

The plant, located in the city's industrial park, is 10- km away from the main city, and the nearest residential area is 3-km away.

(Agencies)