(December 29th, 2011) Explosion rips through warehouse in Myanmar killing 17. News and info from CNN below.
(CNN) -- An explosion early Thursday rocked a neighborhood in the city of Yangon killing 20 people and injuring more than 95, Myanmar's state-run television MR TV reported. The blast occurred in Mingalar Taung Nyunt, a mainly residential area about a 15 minute-drive from central Yangon, the country's former capital. It struck a compound of warehouses that the government rents
out to private businesses.
"I can't tell what is the exact cause of the incident but it is unlikely from man-made bombs," said a police official, who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
The authorities are investigating the explosion, he said.
A fire official said the series of explosions may have come from large quantities of sulfur, ammonia and sulfur trioxide,
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