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Seven students killed, 40 injured in Algeria gas blast

At least 7 students are killed and 40 injured in an accidental gas explosition in university of the Algerian city of Tlemcen

AFP , Saturday 26 May 2012
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A gas blast at a university canteen in Algeria killed seven students and left 40 others injured, the APS news agency reported.

The students were eating dinner in Tlemcen, 520 kilometres (320 miles) southwest of the capital Algiers when the explosion occurred.

The head of the area's university works department said that gas had accumulated in the basement of the building following a leak.

The Bakhti Abdelmajid University where the accident took place is known to be in a dilapidated state.

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