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Hundreds evacuated after London hotel explosion

Hundreds of guests evacuated, 14 injured after suspected gas leak explosion in London hotel
The Associated Press

LONDON - A suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London, injuring 14 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of hotel guests, authorities said Saturday.

The London Fire Brigade said that five of the 14 were taken to hospital and some 400 guests were evacuated to a nearby hotel after the blast caused extensive damage to the basement and ground floor.

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