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    Afghan Gas Tanker Blast Kills 10, Injures 11

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    A gas tanker explosion in Afghanistan’s third-largest city of Herat killed 10 people and injured 11, local media reported Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Kabul-based TOLOnews network cited the head of a local fire department saying the late Monday blast triggered flames that spread to five gas companies in the vicinity.

    It added that women and children were among the dead, presumably residents of the area surrounding the site of the explosion.

    The network cites local officials saying an investigation is underway to uncover the cause of the blast.

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