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A warehouse explosion in Yangon environs,Myanmar

(Xinhua)

08:32, December 29, 2011

People gather around a warehouse where an explosion happened in Yangon environs Mingalartaungnyung township, Myanmar, on Dec. 29, 2011. The local firemen said at least 15 people died and 5 of them are women, 59 people injured in this explosion happened at around 2:00 a.m. local time. (Xinhua/Jin Fei)

Yangon, December 29 (Xinhua) -- An explosion happen in a warehouse in Yangon environs Mingalartaungnyung township, Myanmar, 5 kilometres east of downtown at around 02:00 local time on Thursday.The reason of the explosion is under investigate , the local firemen said at least 15 people died( 5 of them are female), 59 people injured in this explosion.

Reporter saw the fire is under control by more than ten fire engines, the nearby streets are blocked,there are many onlookers near the warehouse. The radio said two shelters have been set up in two nearby schools in order to take care of the residents in this area.

One of the resident said the explosion is very loudly, people can hear it 10 kilometers away.

According to official information, the warehouse is still possible to have flammable materials inside.

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