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Explosion near pub in Sapporo, Japan injures dozens

Explosion near pub in Sapporo, Japan injures dozens

(CNN)An explosion near a pub in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo on Sunday night injured at least 42 people, including one critically, said Hokkaido Police public relations officer Ryohei Kashihara.

A subsequent fire caused one building to collapse. Residents reported smelling gas after the explosion and seeing broken windows in the area, public service broadcaster NHK reported.
The cause of the explosion, which occurred around 8:30 p.m. local time, is unknown, and emergency services continue to investigate.

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