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Explosion at restaurant in China kills 17: state media

The Levant News -- At least 17 people were killed on Saturday after an explosion ripped through a restaurant in eastern China, state media said.

A gas cylinder exploded in a restaurant in the city of Wuhu in Anhui province, causing a fire, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.

Similar explosions happen relatively often in China, where safety regulations are often laxly enforced.

The incident is being investigated, local officials said on social media.

Giant explosions at a chemical storage facility in the northern city of Tianjin killed 165 people in August.

Source: The Guardian

Written by The Levant