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Gas explosion in Chinese restaurant kills at least nine

More than 30 injured in blast in northwest China that damaged buildings nearly two miles away

Gas explosion in Chinese restaurant kills at least nine
A general view of an explosion site at Jiatian International Mansion on November 14, 2011 in Xi an, Shaanxi Province of China. Seven people have been confirmed dead and 31 others injured after an explosion, caused by a liquefied petroleum gas leak, happened at a fast food restaurant at around 7:30 a.m. on Monday. (Getty Images)
Gas explosion in Chinese restaurant kills at least nine
A general view of an explosion site at Jiatian International Mansion on November 14, 2011 in Xi an, Shaanxi Province of China. Seven people have been confirmed dead and 31 others injured after an explosion, caused by a liquefied petroleum gas leak, happened at a fast food restaurant at around 7:30 a.m. on Monday. (Getty Images)
Gas explosion in Chinese restaurant kills at least nine
A general view of an explosion site at Jiatian International Mansion on November 14, 2011 in Xi an, Shaanxi Province of China. Seven people have been confirmed dead and 31 others injured after an explosion, caused by a liquefied petroleum gas leak, happened at a fast food restaurant at around 7:30 a.m. on Monday. (Getty Images)
Gas explosion in Chinese restaurant kills at least nine
A general view of an explosion site at Jiatian International Mansion on November 14, 2011 in Xi an, Shaanxi Province of China. Seven people have been confirmed dead and 31 others injured after an explosion, caused by a liquefied petroleum gas leak, happened at a fast food restaurant at around 7:30 a.m. on Monday. (Getty Images)
Gas explosion in Chinese restaurant kills at least nine
Policemen examine an explosion site at Jiatian International Mansion on November 14, 2011 in Xi an, Shaanxi Province of China. Seven people have been confirmed dead and 31 others injured after an explosion, caused by a liquefied petroleum gas leak, happened at a fast food restaurant at around 7:30 a.m. on Monday. (Getty Images)
Gas explosion in Chinese restaurant kills at least nine
A general view of an explosion site at Jiatian International Mansion on November 14, 2011 in Xi an, Shaanxi Province of China. Seven people have been confirmed dead and 31 others injured after an explosion, caused by a liquefied petroleum gas leak, happened at a fast food restaurant at around 7:30 a.m. on Monday. (Getty Images)
Gas explosion in Chinese restaurant kills at least nine
A mother waits outside of the emergency room at Gaoxin Hospital on November 14, 2011 in Xi an, China. At least nine people were killed and 34 others injured after an explosion, caused by a liquefied petroleum gas leak, happened at a fast food restaurant at around 7:30 a.m. on Monday. (Getty Images)
Gas explosion in Chinese restaurant kills at least nine
Rescuers work at an explosion site at Jiatian International Mansion on November 14, 2011 in Xi an, China. At least nine people were killed and 34 others injured after an explosion, caused by a liquefied petroleum gas leak, happened at a fast food restaurant at around 7:30 a.m. on Monday. (Getty Images)
Gas explosion in Chinese restaurant kills at least nine
People mourn for victims at an explosion site at Jiatian International Mansion on November 14, 2011 in Xi an, China. At least nine people were killed and 34 others injured after an explosion, caused by a liquefied petroleum gas leak, happened at a fast food restaurant at around 7:30 a.m. on Monday. (Getty Images)
Gas explosion in Chinese restaurant kills at least nine
Rescuers and a search dog walk on the debris at an explosion site at Jiatian International Mansion on November 14, 2011 in Xi an, China. At least nine people were killed and 34 others injured after an explosion, caused by a liquefied petroleum gas leak, happened at a fast food restaurant at around 7:30 a.m. on Monday. (Getty Images)