One killed, 150 injured in China restaurant blasts

Beijing, June 19 (IANS) A series of blasts ripped through a restaurant in China's Shanxi province Wednesday night, killing one person and injuring over 150 others, officials said.

The incident took place in a two-storey building housing the restaurant in Shuozhou city, Xinhua reported.

Among the 156 injured, dozens are fire fighters who were at the scene when the final blast occurred.

Three fire-fighting trucks were damaged.

Witnesses said they heard the explosions around 9.20 p.m., and that they also smelled gas.

The cause of the blast was, however, not confirmed.


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