Chemical blast kills 6 at Internet cafe in China

December 5, 2010 05:30

BEIJING — An explosion caused by stored chemicals has killed six people and injured 37 at an Internet cafe in southwest China.

The Kaili city government in Guizhou province says in a statement that the blast occurred at a cafe under a bridge late Saturday. Eleven of those hurt were seriously injured.The official Xinhua News Agency says the explosion was so powerful it shattered the windows of nearby residential buildings.

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

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