Chinese police launch probe after blast near school

2017-06-15 16:00
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Beijing - Police said on Thursday that an investigation had been launched following an explosion at a kindergarten in eastern China.  At least seven people were killed and more than 60 injured.

The blast occurred near the kindergarten and victims were taken to hospital, according to the Fengxian county government in Jiangsu province.

Images circulating online showed that the force of the blast tore people's clothes off and one woman was seen clutching her child, who is in tears.

Xinhua news agency, citing the emergency office of Xuzhou city, said the explosion happened at the gate just as children were leaving the school in the afternoon.

Pictures of the scene showed more than a dozen people outside a building, many lying on the concrete and some appearing to be unconscious, including a small child.

Another video posted by the People's Daily shows emergency workers arriving at the scene with gurneys. Another shows people lying in a hospital.


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