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Blast near San Francisco kills at least four people

At least four people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion and fire near San Francisco, reports say.

The blast tore through a neighbourhood in San Bruno, engulfing dozens of houses and vehicles. It shattered water lines, hindering firefighting efforts.

Witnesses said it blew a fireball 1,000 feet into the air.

Abel Maldonado, Lieutenant Governor of California, said a natural gas line had ruptured near the scene but the origin of the explosion remained unconfirmed.

  • 10 Sep 2010
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