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VIDEO: At least 14 killed when ‘hot pot’ style restaurant explodes in China


The death toll from an explosion at a hot pot restaurant in north China’s Shanxi Province on Friday evening rose to 14 early Saturday with another 47 people being injured, local investigators said.

The explosion, which occurred at 7:52 p.m., triggered a blaze at the Xiyangyang (Happy Sheep) Hot Pot Restaurant in Shouyang County of Jinzhong City.


Initial investigations showed the explosion was caused by a gas leak.

Hot pot, the Chinese counterpart of fondue, is a kind of stew using a metal pot kept simmering by charcoal, electricity or gas. Click below for full story - 

 IMAGES: Xinhua



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