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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