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Seven injured in restaurant gas explosion in Beijing


15:49, December 09, 2011

Photo taken on Dec. 9, 2011 shows the scene of a restaurant gas explosion that took place in the Haidian District of Beijing, capital of China. Seven people were injured after a liquid gas canister in a restaurant kitchen exploded here Friday morning. (Xinhua)

BEIJING, Dec.9 (Xinhua) -- An explosion in a restaurant kitchen in Beijing on Friday morning has injured seven people, according to sources with the Beijing municipal fire bureau.

The explosion occurred in Haidian district, west Beijing. Five fire vehicles were sent to the restaurant by the bureau.

Wang Yonglu, director of the Haidian District Emergency Response Office, said that preliminary investigation indicated the explosion was caused by a liquid gas canister, and all those injured were staff of the restaurant.

Windows and cooking equipments were damaged in the blast, which didn't cause a fire, and all the injured were hospitalized.

Further investigation is under way into the exact cause of the incident.

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