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China nursery blast 'kills seven'

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By Euronews
China nursery blast 'kills seven'

<p>An explosion outside a nursery school in eastern China killed at least seven people and injured more than 60 others on Thursday, according to authorities.</p> <p>Parents were collecting youngsters at around 5 p.m. when it happened in Fengxian county in the coastal province of Jiangsu.</p> <p>It is unclear what went wrong. Initial unconfirmed reports suggest the blast may have been caused by a gas canister.</p> <p>Two people died on the spot and five more died of their injuries, the official Xinhua news agency said.</p> <p>It is not known how many casualties were children.</p> <p>This is China’s second school tragedy in as many months. In May, 11 pupils died in a bus fire which authorities claimed the driver started deliberately.</p>