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Chinese bakery blast kills two, injures 19

July 24, 2013 at 9:39 AM   |   Comments

BEIJING, July 24 (UPI) -- A gas explosion at a downtown Beijing bakery killed two people and injured 19 Wednesday morning, Chinese officials say.

Four people were hospitalized with severe injuries, the official state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The explosion at the Golden Phoenix Bakery store in the Dongcheng district of Beijing occurred about 7:30 a.m. local time.

The ensuing fire was extinguished and two tanks containing liquefied gas removed, officials said.

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