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China: 7 killed in van explosion, witnesses say van was carrying detonators

Press Trust of India
Jan 12, 2013 at 08:33am IST

Beijing: Seven persons were killed and 40 others injured after a commuter-van from a mine company exploded in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. The mishap occurred on Friday in Shuangyashan City of the district of Lingdong, officials said.

The blast also affected a coach on the opposite lane, state run Xinhua news agency reported. There were 52 passengers aboard the two vehicles.

While an investigation into the cause of the accident is under way, the China Central Television quoted witnesses as saying the van was carrying detonators.

China: Seven killed, 40 injured in van explosion

The blast also affected a coach on the opposite lane, state run Xinhua news agency reported.

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