According to Philippines police, cooking gas tank exploded in a restaurant near a shopping mall in Manila 's financial district Friday, killing at least three people and injuring several others.
The lunchtime blast rocked the restaurant in Makati, near the busy Glorietta shopping complex, said metropolitan Manila police chief Geary Barias.
At least three people were killed and 10 others injured, Barias told Radio Mindanao Network.
Witnesses told radio stations they saw bloodied people being helped out of the restaurant and carried away in ambulances. An AP photographer saw two bodies covered with blankets.
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