Three killed in apartment building explosion in southwest China

12:44, July 23, 2011      

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Photo taken on July 23, 2011 shows the blasted building in a residential community in Tongren of southwest China's Guizhou Province. The explosion occurred on the ground floor of the nine-story building in Lijingmingyuan Community at about 5 a.m. Saturday (2100 GMT July 22). Three people were killed, three others injured in the accident. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.(Xinhua/Ke Youchuan)

An explosion ripped through an apartment building in the southwestern Chinese city of Tongren Saturday morning, leaving at least three dead and three others injured, rescuers said.

The explosion occurred on the ground floor of the nine-story building at about 5 a.m. in the city in Guizhou Province, said Yu Weidong, of the local fire-fighting brigade.

Shards of glass from broken windows, bricks and water pipes were scattered within dozens of meters around the building, he said.

Local police are investigating the cause of the explosion.


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