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Pipeline Explosion in Germany Kills One, Injures 26

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One person was killed and 26 were injured in a pipeline explosion in western Germany Thursday.

BERLIN, October 23 (RIA Novosti) - One person was killed and 26 were injured in a pipeline explosion in western Germany Thursday.

The explosion took place at the construction site in the German city of Ludwigshafen. The causes of the explosion are still unknown, but it is believed that it was caused by a gas leak, The Local news portal reported.

The explosion killed the driver of an excavator, who was at the epicenter of the explosion. Seven out of 26 injured sustained severe injuries, The Local reported, citing the local police.

The explosion knocked out all the windows within 100 meters radius and damaged about 50 buildings. In addition, several cars parked near the construction site burned. The area around the explosion is currently blocked.

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