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Gas explosion kills four in eastern S Korea

Gas explosion kills four in eastern S Korea

Donghae, Jan 26 (UNI) Four people were killed and five others injured in a gas explosion in a residential building in the eastern South Korea, firefighters said.

According to firefighters, the explosion took place at 1946 hrs local time (10:46 GMT) in a two-story residential building on Saturday. Fire crews took twenty minutes to extinguish the blaze.

Among seven guests at the accommodations, four died and the three others were seriously injured.

Two other people who were passing by were lightly hurt by the explosion, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing firefighters.

At this stage, firefighters believe the cause of the explosion to be the result of guests in the building using a portable gas stove to prepare food.

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