Chinese media: 17 soldiers killed in armory blast

June 18, 2014 3:19 AM

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BEIJING -- An accidental explosion ripped through an armory in central China and killed 17 soldiers while they were stacking ammunition, state media said Wednesday.

The blast took place Tuesday afternoon in the Hunan province city of Hengyang and its cause was under investigation, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

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