• Kyodo


Eight people were injured early Tuesday following an explosion at a propane gas dealer’s office in the city of Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture, police said.

Among those injured by the 8:25 a.m. explosion were Shizumi Yamada, a 51-year-old employee who was working at the time, and Yukihiro Omae, 24, who lives in an adjacent apartment. All eight sustained light injuries such as burns or cuts from broken glass.

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