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Blast in Hebei residential community kills 4

By Zhang Yu in Shijiazhuang | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-12-25 16:24

Four were found dead and four others injured in a blast that's believed to have been caused by a natural gas leakage at a household in Shijiazhuang city, North China's Hebei province, authorities said.

The blast happened at 6 am on Monday in a community where workers of Hebei Medical University and their families live, according to the publicity department of Chang'an district in Shijiazhuang.

It said the on-site search and rescue efforts continued till 11:55 pm on Monday.

The wounded are in local hospitals for treatment.

Investigations into what caused the blast are underway.

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