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20 killed, 14 injured in China gas truck explosion

At least 20 people were killed and 14 others injured today in an explosion caused by a leak of an oil tank truck in south China's Guangdong province.

world Updated: Jun 29, 2012 10:34 IST

At least 20 people were killed and 14 others injured on Friday in an explosion caused by a leak of an oil tank truck in south China's Guangdong province."

The explosion, which sparked a massive fire, took place on an expressway in the provincial capital of Guangzhou around 5.15am local time, a spokesman with the city's public security bureau said.

He said 20 people were killed in the explosion.

State-run Xinhua news agency reported that the 14 others who were injured in the incident have been hospitalised.

The fire caused by the blast was brought under control around 8.30am local time, according to firefighters.