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11 people were killed and 37 injured in a huge gas explosion in central China

At least 11 people were killed in a huge gas explosion in the center of the country, official media in China reported on Sunday.

The American network "CNN" reported that the explosion occurred at about six thirty in the morning local time in the "Changuan" district of "Xi'an" city, "Hubei Province", according to what was announced by the local authorities.

In turn, local officials said that the authorities have so far managed to rescue more than 100 people from the rubble, including 37 people who were seriously injured.

The reasons for the explosion are not yet clear.