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A series of blasts ripped through a restaurant in China's Shanxi province Wednesday night, killing one person and injuring over 150 others, officials said.
The incident took place in a two-storey building housing the restaurant in Shuozhou city, Xinhua reported.
Among the 156 injured, dozens are fire fighters who were at the scene when the final blast occurred.
Three fire-fighting trucks were damaged.
Witnesses said they heard the explosions around 9.20 p.m., and that they also smelled gas.
The cause of the blast was, however, not confirmed.
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