Six killed in internet cafe blast

Six killed in internet cafe blast

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Firefighters enter the wreckage of an internet cafe in south-west China after an explosion (AP)

An explosion caused by stored chemicals has killed six people and injured 37 at an internet cafe in south-west China.

The Kaili city government in Guizhou province said in a statement that the blast occurred at a cafe under a bridge late on Saturday.

Eleven of those hurt were seriously injured.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the explosion was so powerful it shattered the windows of nearby residential buildings.

A human rights group said industrial chemicals stored in the cafe caused the blast. The fax from the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy cites a police source for that information.

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