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Deadly Explosions, Blaze Hit Kabul Gas Factory

Medical staff tend to some of those injured in the July 4 explosion of a propane-gas reservoir in Kabul.
Afghan officials say a blaze and a series of explosions at a liquid-gas reservoir in Kabul has killed at least eight people.

Dozens of gas cylinders exploded as the fire spread through the facility on July 4, possibly caused by an electrical short circuit.

More than 60 people were injured in the accident, many of them gravely.

The Interior Ministry has ruled out terrorism as a cause.

It was the second incident of its kind this week in Kabul. On July 3, a market caught fire following a gas-cylinder explosion, killing three people and injuring almost 30.

Based on reporting by AFP and dpa