Nine dead in Qatar restaurant gas explosion: news agency

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 5:48 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Nine people were killed when gas canisters exploded in a Turkish restaurant in the Qatari capital Doha on Thursday, the official news agency of the Gulf Arab state reported.

Thirty-two were wounded, three of them critically, the agency added. "The explosion that happened today at Istanbul restaurant next to a petrol station resulted in the death of nine people," the agency said, citing ambulance sources.

(Reporting by Amena Bakr, Writing by William Maclean; Editing by Andrew Heavens)