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At least 9 people dead in Moscow blast

india Updated: Aug 21, 2006 14:00 IST
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An explosion hit a Moscow market on Monday, causing injuries, the Ministry Emergency Situations said.

News reports said up to nine people were killed and that that the blast apparently was caused by a gas cylinder.

The blast hit the Cherkizovsky market in the northeastern part of the city about 10:30 am, the ministry said.

The ITAR-Tass news agency, citing unnamed police officials, said nine people were killed. Police could not immediately be reached for comment.

It also cited police as saying a gas cylinder malfunction may have caused the blast.

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