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Fuel pipe explosion kills at least 15 in Iraq

india Updated: Aug 29, 2006 13:20 IST
Reuters

At least 15 people were killed in an explosion in central Iraq late on Monday while people were collecting petrol from pools formed around a breach in a disused fuel pipeline, witnesses said on Tuesday.

An agency reporter at the rural site near Diwaniya, 180 km south of Baghdad, counted 15 charred bodies.

A hospital official said there were also a further four bodies in Diwaniya's morgue. A police source said more than 50 were killed in total, although that figure could not be confirmed.

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