The number of victims of the explosion in Fukushima Prefecture has increased to 17

The number of victims in the explosion at the restaurant in the Japanese Prefecture of Fukushima has increased to 17, reported the TV channel NHK.

A strong explosion completely destroyed a small building in the city of Koriyama. Ripped the roof from the walls there is only an iron skeleton. From the blast suffered a nearby building. In particular, the houses at a distance of more than 400 meters from the explosion shattered Windows. In the Bank nearby, affected employees and customers, due to destruction office stopped the service.

The victims are sent to hospitals.

Presumably, the cause of the explosion was gas. The exact cause of the explosion is being investigated. Status of victims is specified.