Blast Flattens Restaurant, Killing 1 and Injuring 7

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) _ Colorado authorities say an explosion in
downtown Pueblo has killed one person and injured at least seven
others. The blast destroyed a restaurant and a shop and forced the
evacuation of several blocks.
About four hours after the explosion, rescuers pulled a survivor
from the rubble. Crews have been searching the buildings for anyone
else who might be trapped inside.
The cause of the blast is being investigated, but at least one
witness says she smelled gas. Pueblo is a city of about 106,000,
some 100 miles south of Denver.

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