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Russians not injured in blast in Shenjiang - Russian Consulate

March 04, 2013, 9:26 UTC+3

The gas leakage is reportedly behind the blast

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BEIJING, March 4 (Itar-Tass) – Russian citizens were not injured in the blast, which went off in Shenjiang, the administrative centre of the province Liaoning in north-eastern China, a spokesman for the Russian General Consulate told Itar-Tass on Monday.

According to the preliminary reports of the Chinese municipal authorities, “no one was injured” in the explosion. The gas leakage is reportedly behind the blast.

However, the eyewitnesses noted that the explosion was “very loud”, and the window glass was broken in two nearby trading centres, a shuttle bus and a taxi were damaged. About ten fire trucks are working at the blast site, Xinhua News reported.

The explosion went off in the underground passage near a trading centre in the district Heping at about 09:00 Beijing time (05:00 Moscow time) on Monday.

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