Blast Ripped Restaurant in China, 17 Killed

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Beijing: At least 17 people were reportedly killed after a fierce explosion ripped through a restaurant in east China’s Anhui Province around noon on Saturday, local authorities said. The blast occurred at 11:57 a.m. and caused a fire at a private restaurant in Jinghu District of Wuhu City, the city government said.

An initial investigation showed that the blast was caused by a gas cylinder. Further investigation is still underway.

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