Burma blast kills at least 17 in Rangoon
At least 17 people have been killed and dozens injured by a large 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.
Video footage from the scene shows the extent of the damage caused by the blast
29 Dec 2011
- From the section Asia