Iraq: Gas pipeline blast kills 2; injures 51, police say

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At least two people were killed and 51 injured after a gas pipeline explosion in southern Iraq, police sources said on Saturday.

The blast occurred on Friday night near the southern city of Samawa, 270 km (170 miles) south of Baghdad, and firefighters have managed to contain the fire after shutting down the gas line, police said.

The cause of the explosion is still unknown and firefighters crews are still trying to put out fires, it said.

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