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Massive Blast Destroys Building In Kazakh City


AQTAU, Kazakhstan -- A massive explosion in Kazakhstan’s Caspian Sea port city of Aqtau has completely destroyed a two-story building that housed a cafe.

The Emergency Ministry's directorate in the Manghystau region said the explosion hit the building late in the night on November 7.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Rescue workers were searching for potential victims under the debris.

Ministry spokesman Talghat Uali said there were no customers in the cafe when the devastating blast occurred.

The moment the blast took place was caught on security cameras and shared online by Internet users.

The blast was felt across the city of around 200,000 people.

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