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Death toll climbs in India restaurant explosion

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PETLAWAD, India -

At least 85 people been killed with more feared dead after a suspected gas explosion tore through a restaurant in India. 

The explosion happened Saturday morning in the town of Petlawad, located in central region of the country within the Jhabua district.

About 100 more people were injured, as many were eating breakfast and waiting for incoming buses at a nearby stop on a bustling city block when the blast occurred.

Police think the explosion was caused by a cooking gas cylinder that exploded within the restaurant.

Residents of nearby buildings were evacuated after surrounding blocks were also damaged in the sudden blast.  

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