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11 Die After Explosion At Gas Terminal In Herat

Villagers carry the dead body of a child to be buried after he was killed by a gas explosion in Herat on August 25.

Officials say 11 people have died after a large fire at a natural gas terminal in the western Afghan city of Herat.

A local government spokesman told RFE/RL that six others were injured in the incident, which occurred late on August 24.

The fire was preceded by a series of loud explosions at the gas terminal.

Photos posted online showed a large fire lighting up the night sky.

It was still not clear whether the explosions were an accident or the result of an attack in Afghanistan's third-largest city.

With reporting by Reuters
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