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Ten injured in explosion at research institution in Beijing

08-17-2010 15:09 BJT

BEIJING, Aug 17 (Xinhua) -- An explosion slightly injured ten people at a research institution in Beijing early Tuesday, police told Xinhua.

The explosion occurred at 0:40 a.m. at a materials research institution in the Fengtai District of Beijing.

The blast shattered the windows of five nearby one-story houses and set them ablaze.

The fire was extinguished at 1:30 a.m.

The injured were hospitalized.

The police are investigating the cause of the accident.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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