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Deadly Philippine blast 'likely gas leak'

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A powerful explosion in a high-end apartment complex in the Philippine capital that killed three people was likely caused by a gas leak and not a bomb as initially feared, the government said on Friday. 

Philippine Interior Secretary Mar Roxas (L), pictured as he inspects blast site at a luxury condominium unit in Manila, on June 1, 2013. Powerful explosion at a high-end apartment complex that killed three people was likely caused by a gas leak and not a bomb as initially feared, the government said on Friday.

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said investigators found no sign of explosives at the blast site in the fifth floor of the condominium on May 31, adding that the incident had all the characteristics of a gas explosion.

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