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Five die in C. China apartment explosion
Updated: 2009-11-21 01:46

ZHENGZHOU: Five people were killed in an explosion in an apartment building in central China's Henan Province Friday, local authorities said.

The blast happened at around 5:30 am in Hualong District, Puyang City, damaging walls of several homes and smashing dozens of window.

Firefighters recovered five bodies and saved 16 trapped in the damaged building.

Initial investigation showed the explosion was caused by natural gas leak from a gas heater.