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Huge Syria explosion 'kills 40'

40 people have been killed and at least 120 people injured following a huge explosion in the central Syrian city of Homs, according to a group opposed to the Syrian government.

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'Huge explosion' rocks Syrian city of Homs

A huge explosion blasted a fireball hundreds of metres into the air in the Syrian city of Homs, a video posted on the Internet showed.

Activists claimed the explosion, which appeared to be significantly larger than most bombs used daily by either side in the two-year-old Syrian conflict, ripped through the southeastern neighbourhood of al-Nozha.

ITV News cannot independently verify this footage:

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