Gas explosion in Sydney's Chinatown injures at least 16

More than 100 people were evacuated following what is believed to be a gas explosion at Dixon House Food Court on Little Hay Street in Haymarket, Sydney, on Tuesday (Nov 29).
More than 100 people were evacuated following what is believed to be a gas explosion at Dixon House Food Court on Little Hay Street in Haymarket, Sydney, on Tuesday (Nov 29).PHOTO: TWITTER/@BRANDILMELB

SYDNEY - An explosion rocked a food court in Sydney's Chinatown on Tuesday (Nov 29) night, injuring at least 16 people including a child, Australian media reported.

More than 100 people were evacuated following what is believed to be a gas explosion at Dixon House Food Court on Little Hay Street in Haymarket, according to Nine News.

Five adults suffering burns and a child hit by a piece of flying metal were sent to hospital. The other injured were assessed by paramedics on scene.

A witness at the scene told Daily Mail Australia: "Just walked through Chinatown, with loads of ambulances and police.

"Young baby with a head injury, mum holding him with head injury. Two other people with leg injuries that I saw."

The Daily Mail Australia said the explosion was caused by gas leaking from a main and the incident is not being treated as suspicious. The gas has now been isolated, the reported added.