Explosion Kills 7 in Northeastern China

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese media report that at least seven people were killed Monday when an explosion ripped through a restaurant in the northwestern Chinese city of Xi'an.

The official Xinhua news agency said the blast occurred early Monday at a fast food restaurant on the first floor of Jiatian International Mansion, a commercial building in the city known for the Qin Dynasty terra cotta warriors.

Xinhua said at least 25 people were injured in the explosion, most of them passers-by. The agency said the victims included children walking to school.

The explosion damaged many cars and broke windows as far as three kilometers away.