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China: 9 killed in explosion in Shanxi Province

ANI
Published : Apr 2, 2017, 7:47 pm IST
Updated : Apr 2, 2017, 7:47 pm IST

The blast was apparently caused due to illegal storage of explosives in the house.

 Six people, who were near the site of the explosion, also sustained minor injuries. (Photo: Representational/AFP)
  Six people, who were near the site of the explosion, also sustained minor injuries. (Photo: Representational/AFP)

Taiyuan: At least nine people were reportedly killed in an explosion at a house in northern China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said on Sunday.

The blast was apparently caused due to illegal storage of explosives in the house.

Xinhua news agency quoted an official saying that the blast took place on Nanhuan West Road in Fushan County in the city of Linfen on Saturday Night.

Nine dead bodies have been recovered from the blast site. One person was also rescued from the blast site.

Six people, who were near the site of the explosion, also sustained minor injuries.

More details to follow.

Tags: shanxi province, illegal explosives, linfen city, explosion
Location: China, Shaanxi