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Woman with cancer dies in Pittsburgh restaurant explosion

A woman in Pittsburgh was killed when a bomb exploded in her restaurant.

The blast happened at Casablanca, a restaurant on the edge of downtown.

The Associated Press identified the woman as 48-year-old Jennifer Lee.

She was a cook at the restaurant.

She worked for the restaurant for more than 25 years, but was recently diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.

Her husband, Peter, who is in his 50s, said his wife died Friday morning at a hospital in nearby Westmoreland County.

The restaurant’s owners said it had been the site of a number of accidents in recent years.

It was closed for the weekend while they investigated the cause of the explosion, the owners said.

Casablanca is the only one of the restaurant’s 13 locations that has been hit by an explosion.

The explosion happened just before 4 p.m.

Friday and caused damage to the front of the building.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the explosion.

Casablanca has been in business since 1963.

The restaurant is a fixture in downtown Pittsburgh.

The owners said they had no other information.

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