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Eleven people have died after a suspected gas explosion in China

Eleven people have died after a suspected gas explosion in China

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Eleven people have died after a suspected gas explosion in China

An explosion caused by an apparent gas leak brought down a three-storey building in eastern China, killing at least 11 people.

The explosion occurred in an employee cafeteria of a gas sales company in Suzhou, a city west of Shanghai, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

Nine survivors were being treated in hospitals, the report said. It said a preliminary investigation showed the blast was caused by a gas leak.