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At least one dead and 17 injured after a recorded explosion in a restaurant in Japan

July 30, 2020

At least one person has died and 17 others were injured after an explosion in a restaurant in Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan.

The explosion occurred around 9:00 a.m. (local time) in an urban area with houses and restaurants. The first hypotheses suggest that the police and the fire department said it was caused by a gas leak, the Japanese news agency Kiodo News reported.

The restaurant in question was under construction and should reopen this Friday. Two employees of a nearby bank and two customers who were there at the time are among the injured.

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