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MUMBAI (Web Desk) – A possible gas cylinder blast has killed at least eight people, most of them students, in a restaurant in the Indian city of Mumbai, police say.


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The blast occurred in the Kurla West area of India’s financial and entertainment capital, causing a fire that engulfed the building.

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Seven of those killed were students of the nearby Don Bosco Institute of Technology, local reports said.

Police are investigating amid mixed reports over what caused the blaze.

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The BBC reported that there had been a cooking gas cylinder explosion, but local reports said fire officials were looking at faulty wiring as a potential cause.

The deadly blaze broke out at lunchtime with the restaurant packed with customers.