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Last Updated: Saturday, 24 November 2007, 15:32 GMT
Chinese petrol blast kills four
A man walks past debris after a blast at a gas station near Shanghai, 24 November 2007
The blast shattered the windows of nearby buildings
An explosion at a petrol station in Shanghai, China, has killed four people, including a cyclist hit by debris one kilometre (0.6 miles) away.

More than two dozen people were reported injured in the blast, including several passengers on a bus hit by shockwaves.

Two workers and an unidentified woman were also killed.

Investigators have suggested that maintenance workers were to blame, the Xinhua state news agency said.

The explosion in China's principal commercial city blew out the windows of nearby buildings, Xinhua said.

More than 30 people were being treated for injuries in a local hospital, but few of them were seriously hurt, the Associated Press news agency reported.

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