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2 killed in Beijing bakery blast

Xinhua)  13:14, July 24, 2013  

Firemen work at the explosion site of a cake shop on Guangming Road in Beijing, capital of China, July 24, 2013. A gas blast ripped through the cake shop Wednesday morning, leaving a number of people injured and vehicles damaged. (Xinhua/Wang Zhen)

BEIJING, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Two people were killed and 19 injured in a gas explosion Wednesday morning at a bakery in downtown Beijing, official sources said.

The four severely injured and others have been sent to nearby hospitals, the sources said.

The explosion occurred at 7:33 a.m. in a Golden Phoenix Bakery store on Guangming Road, Dongcheng District.

The fire has been put out and two gas tanks containing 50 kg of liquefied gas have been removed from the scene.

A witness who heard loud sound of the explosion said, "Broken glasses were flying and some near the site were injured."

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(Editor:HuangJin、Chen Lidan)


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