Nine killed in China house blast

Indo Asian News Service

Beijing, April 2 (IANS) At least nine persons were killed in an explosion in a house in China's Shanxi province, authorities said on Sunday.

Seven persons were pulled out of debris following the blast in Linfen city on Saturday night, Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying.

The illegal storage of explosives is believed to have caused the blast.

Six others received minor injuries.

--IANS

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