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Vancouver explosion.(CANADA)(Brief article)

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Citizens of Vancouver in Canada were shocked and terrified when a large explosion occurred in one of the city's restaurants in the early hours of the morning of February 13.

As well as seriously damaging the aforementioned Taco Del Mar restaurant in the downtown area of the city, the explosion also sparked a blaze that affected several nearby shops and left a scene--according to eyewitnesses--of considerable devastation. This scene included restaurant furniture scattered across the pavement as well as much broken glass, with the explosion proving powerful enough to affect not only the businesses directly around it but also to blow the windows out from a hotel and a pharmacy across the street, as well as destroying a bus shelter. …

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