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Blast outside bank kills two, injures over 10 in central China

(Xinhua)

08:09, December 02, 2011

Police officers conduct an initial investigation at the site of an explosion in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Dec. 1, 2011. An explosion that occurred at a China Construction Bank branch in Wuhan Thursday afternoon has left at least six people injured, according to local firefighters. Police have ruled out a liquified gas pipe explosion as the cause of the blast. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

WUHAN, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- An explosion that occurred near a bank in central China's Wuhan city Thursday afternoon has left two people dead and more than 10 injured, according to local police.

The explosion occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on the sidewalk outside of a China Construction Bank (CCB) branch in the Hongshan district of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, police said.

An initial investigation showed that the blast was triggered by an unidentified object outside of the bank, according to the police.

The injured have been sent to nearby hospitals for treatment, although their conditions are not yet known.

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