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Bomb explodes in Myanmar house, kills 10

By the CNN Wire Staff
November 15, 2011 -- Updated 0949 GMT (1749 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Ten people are killed in a mine explosion, state-run media reports
  • The blast seriously wounds 23 others
  • A man was demonstrating how detonate a mine inside his house when the blast occurred

(CNN) -- A mine exploded in Myanmar's northern Kachin state, killing 10 people and seriously wounding 23 others, the country's state-run newspaper reported Monday.

A man was demonstrating how to detonate a mine inside his house when the blast occurred Sunday evening, according to the New Light of Myanmar newspaper. The blast killed the man along with nine others and caused fire to spread to two neighboring homes.

The newspaper also reported three other bomb blasts in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin, over the weekend.

The incident is under investigation.

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