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Massive explosion rocks Albania

TIRANA, Albania - An explosion Saturday at an Albanian arms depot left left at least four people dead and 200 injured, reports the BBC.

Although the official cause is unknown, it is reported that there were several specialists working on dismantling obsolete munitions. Officials do not suspect this was an act of terrorism.

Many of the victims, it is reported, are children and authorities fear that the death toll will likely rise in the time to come.

The explosion occurred near the Albanian capital of Tirana, which was able to feel the shock of the blast. Officials say that homes near the explosion sight were completely destroyed.

The blast could be heard nearly 30 miles away, causing surrounding villages to evacuate. The explosion also caused 30 minute delays at the Mother Teresa Tirana International Airport.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7298341.stm

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/03/15/albania.blast.ap/index.html