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At least 14 people killed in China restaurant blast

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 00:56

Nov. 24 - Explosion at hotpot restaurant in China kills at least 14 and injures 47. Jessica Gray reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL The wreckage of a restaurant in China, where at least 14 people were killed when a blast tore through the building. The "Happy Sheep" restaurant in Shouyang county was busy with customers on Friday night. But just before 8pm an explosion was triggered, which then started a fire. Six people were killed immediately, while another eight died later in hospital. Forty-seven people were also injured. Many of those were recovering in hospital with severe burns. SOUNDBITE: VICTIM ZHANG XIAOGUANG SAYING (Mandarin): "A ball of fire came towards me, so I hid under the table right away. Then I heard an explosion, and people were running around in chaos. I jumped out of the window beside me from the second floor." An investigation is under way to determine the cause of the blast.

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At least 14 people killed in China restaurant blast

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 00:56