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Four injured after explosion at building in Shimbashi area of Tokyo | World News

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Four people have been injured following an explosion at a building in Tokyo, Japanese media reported.

Footage showed flames and smoke coming from the shattered windows on the second floor of a building in the Shimbashi area of the capital.

Witnesses reported smelling gas prior to hearing an explosion, according to national television station NHK.

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Rescuers work at the site of an apparent explosion near Shimbashi station in Tokyo, Japan July 3, 2023. REUTERS/Issei Kato

The fire service was quoted by NHK as saying four people had been injured.

A firefighter works at the site of an apparent explosion near Shimbashi station in Tokyo, Japan July 3, 2023. REUTERS/Issei Kato
A firefighter works the scene of an explosion in a building Monday, July 3, 2023, in Tokyo
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Damage caused by the explosion. Pic: AP

Individuals were pictured being carried away from the scene.

Police cornered off the area while the fire service used hoses to put out the fire.

Police officers controls journalists near the scene of an explosion in a building 
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The scale of the damage appeared limited, and the fire had not spread.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.



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