The government distributed 2,000 candles to the residents in Huangdao district Friday night after oil leaked from a Sinopec pipeline, flowed into the municipal pipe network, and caused an explosion at 10.30 a.m., Xinhua reports.
Water, gas and electricity were cut off in parts of the district after the blast. The government distributed 40,000 servings of free food for breakfast and lunch.
It has provided water for the residents since Friday night and also allocated an additional 17 tonnes of vegetables to the market.
So far, electricity has been restored in all but two communities in the district, a government official said.