Gas tank blast kills three in Belgium

09:03, June 30, 2010      

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A natural gas tank exploded on Tuesday in Belgian eastern city of Soumagne, killing a couple and a worker, witnesses said.

The deadly blast occurred at around 4 p.m. local time (1400 GMT) in a villa in Soumagne in the province of Leige and buried five people inside, including a couple, two children and a worker, a local resident at the scene told Xinhua.

The two children were rescued shortly after the blast, but the other three under debris have been confirmed dead, the resident said.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

On January 27, a natural gas explosion hit Leige and destroyed a five-story apartment building, killing 13 people and injuring 21 others.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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