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Explosion in Beijing’s Heavily Populated Chaoyang District Leaves One Dead

Posted: 08/29/2014 1:18 pm

beijing residential blastOne person has died in an early morning explosion at a home in a residential area of Beijing, reports Sohu. The blast occurred at around 5:30 this morning at building #12 in the Zuojiazhuang Beili neighborhood of Beijing’s Chaoyang District.

Windows were broken and cars damaged from the blast that local residents describe as being a loud explosion strong enough to shake the ground.beijing residential blast

An early report from the Beijing Fire Department said eight people were injured, including one with serious but non-life threatening injuries. However, the total number injured is still unknown as fire crews dig through the rubble.

The cause of the blast is under investigation.beijing residential blast

Photos: Beijing Youth Daily, Sohu

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