14 DEAD, 147 HURT IN CHINA HOUSE BLAST

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

BEI­JING: A pow­er­ful blast in a pre­fab­ri­cated home in a town in China’s Shaanxi prov­ince has left at least 14 peo­ple dead and 147 in­jured, re­ports said yes­ter­day. The ex­plo­sion oc­curred on Mon­day af­ter­noon in­side a res­i­den­tial com­pound at Xin­min town­ship. An ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion failed to iden­tify the cause of the ex­plo­sion, Xin­hua news agency cited lo­cal au­thor­i­ties as say­ing. News por­tal Sina.com ref­er­enced so­cial me­dia post­ings about sight­ings of a per­son car­ry­ing ex­plo­sive ma­te­rial be­fore the blast, but this has not been ver­i­fied. – dpa

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