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China: Yulin: explosion kills 7

A powerful explosion has shattered buildings in the Chinese city of Yulin, killing seven people and trapping others under debris.

There are reports of a large crater where a two-storey building once stood, and images show widespread damage, with rubble in the streets.

The blast happened around 14:00 local time (06:00 GMT), near a hospital.

Local reports suggest the unlicensed storage of explosives at a building might be to blame.

It appears the hospital was damaged in the explosion, which also injured at least 94 people.