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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-29-11 05:17 AM
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Burma blast kills at least 17 in Rangoon
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Source: BBC

At least 17 people have been killed and more than 90 injured by a big explosion in the Burmese city of Rangoon.

The blast happened in the early hours of Thursday morning in a compound of warehouses in the east of the former capital. The cause is not known but it is not thought to have been a bomb.

The warehouses were said to contain chemicals and material used in construction and salt production. <snip>

Burma has been hit by a string of bombings in recent years, which the government blames on separatist groups, but it was not immediately clear what had caused the blast.

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