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Last Updated: Friday, 26 December, 2003, 16:09 GMT
In pictures: Chinese gas blast
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A gas well in Chongqing, in south-western China, was still burning three days after Tuesday's huge explosion.
An elderly man affected by sulfurated hydrogen receives treatment
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The blast released poisonous gases, injuring thousands of residents.
Fire-fighters tidy the clothes of a man who died in the explosion
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The leak turned an area of 25 sq. kms into a death zone - at least 191 were killed.
Dead rooster choked by the gas leak
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The bodies of people and farm animals were left strewn along roads.
Injured children
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The victims - including many children - suffered from acid burns.
Child taken to hospital after the explosion
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Many are being treated in local hospitals after inhaling toxic fumes.
A firefighter evacuates an elderly resident from the area of the explosion
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Tens of thousands have been evacuated from a radius of five kilometres (three miles) of the explosion.


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