Fri, July 30, 2010
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4 die, 19 injured in C. China tax office explosion

2010-07-30 15:35:02 GMT2010-07-30 23:35:02 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

CHANGSHA, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Death toll from a Friday explosion in Changsha City, capital of central China's Hunan Province, has risen to four with 19 people injured, local police said.

The explosion went off on the third floor of a branch of Furong District's taxation office on Hengda Road near a downtown residential block at about 4:15 p.m., according to a statement from the city's police.

Initial investigations show the explosion was a planned attack, the police said.

The injured have been sent to the hospital. Further investigations are underway.

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