Gas explosion in Uzbekistan kills one

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A gas explosion in a private medical clinic in the eastern Andijan region of Uzbekistan has killed one person and injured four others, the Uzbek Emergency Situations Ministry said on Friday.

Earlier on Friday, based on preliminary reports, the Ministry added that seven persons were injured.

The gas explosion occurred on the first floor of the three-storey private medical center, “one person died at the scene and four others were taken to the district hospital with various injuries,” it said.

Authorities have launched a preliminary investigation into the incident, Xinhua news agency reported.

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