Explosion rocks Philippines financial district; 6 killed, scores injured

October 19, 2007 10:30

A powerful blast rocked a crowded shopping mall in Manila's financial district Friday, killing at least six and injuring as many as 70 others, and police said they were not ruling out a bomb attack. Metropolitan Manila police chief Geary Barias said an initial report suggested the blast was caused by a cooking gas tank in a mall restaurant. But hours later, he clarified the explosion was not inside the restaurant but at the entrance of the mall and police were investigating the cause. "It's too early to say if it's terrorism related," Barias said.

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