Illegal gambling den explosion kills 14; Eight arrested

    Chinese police have arrested eight people after an explosion killed 14 people at an illegal gambling hall in China’s southwest Guizou province and injured seven others, local media cited authorities as saying. The blast struck at about 2.30pm local time on Monday in Laoshan Village. The People’s Daily said police believe the blast was deliberate because of the links between gambling dens and organized crime and are treating the incident as a crime.