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At least 4 dead, 25 injured in NW China explosion

By Zhang Qian (People's Daily Online)

09:49, November 14, 2011

The photo taken on Nov. 14, 2011 shows people wounded in an explosion. At least four people have been confirmed dead and 25 others injured in Monday morning's explosion in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

Beijing, Nov.14 (People's Daily Online) -- At least four people were confirmed dead and 25 others were injured in Monday morning's explosion in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

The blast happened at around 7:30 a.m. in Gaoxin District, a spokesman with the municipal fire prevention bureau said.

The exact number of casualties is not immediately known. But a doctor at Xi'an's Gaoxin Hospital said over the phone that at least five victims, all with injuries on their heads and faces, were under emergency treatment there.

Photos of the explosion scene posted at NetEasy showed at least 10 ambulances and fire engines outside the building.

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