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One dead, 10 injured in explosion at Ecuador restaurant

The blast was thought to have been the result of a gas tank exploding at the restaurant located in the north of the city.

world Updated: Dec 25, 2017 14:26 IST
Agence France-Presse, Quito
A child died and ten people were injured on Christmas Eve following an explosion at a restaurant in Ecuador’s capital Quito.
A child died and ten people were injured on Christmas Eve following an explosion at a restaurant in Ecuador’s capital Quito.(Representational Image)

A child died and ten people were injured on Christmas Eve following an explosion at a restaurant in Ecuador’s capital Quito, authorities said Monday.

The blast, which occurred at 11:11 pm on Sunday (0411 GMT Monday), was thought to have been the result of a gas tank exploding at the restaurant located in the north of the city.

Those impacted were inside the restaurant at the time of the explosion and were transferred to hospital, authorities said in a statement.

Officials added the “number of people injured may rise,” but confirmed that nobody is trapped in the building, which partially collapsed.

The conditions of those injured remain unknown.