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Gas leak suspected cause of explosion at restaurant in Xi'an, China

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The site of an explosion at Jiatian International Mansion in Xi an, Shaanxi Province, China, on November 14. Seven people have been confirmed dead and 31 others injured after an explosion, caused by a liquefied petroleum gas leak, happened at a fast food restaurant at around 7:30 a.m. on Monday.

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The site of the explosion in Xi'an on November 14.

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An injured woman receives treatment at a hospital after she survived an explosion that ripped through a fast-food restaurant in a high-rise building in Xi'an on November 14.

The AP reports:

An explosion in a restaurant in northwestern China on Monday killed at least seven people and injured another 31, state media said.

The explosion happened at the start of the morning rush hour in a fast-food restaurant in Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi province, according to a report on the website of the Xi'an Daily, which is run by Communist Party's local propaganda department.

The website and the official Xinhua News Agency said the blast was likely caused by a natural gas leak. Continue reading.

At least nine people are dead and dozens injured after a fast food restaurant explodes during morning rush hour in China. Msnbc.com's Dara Brown reports.