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China: Cloud of smoke erupts after gas explosion destroys Shenyang street

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China: Cloud of smoke erupts after gas explosion destroys Shenyang street

A powerful explosion has killed at least three people and injured 30 more in the northeastern city of Shenyang, China.

The gas explosion took place on Thursday morning inside a restaurant that is in a mixed-use residential and commercial building, according to local authorities.

Dramatic footage from the scene shows smoke billowing into the street as a number of civilians come running from the area.

A second video shows the destruction caused by the explosion, with debris scattered across the road, vehicles covered in dust and a number of buildings heavily damaged.

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