BEIJING (TIP): Chinese police said eight people have been arrested in connection to an explosion which killed 15 people at a gambling site in Kaili City of southwest China’s Guizhou Province. It has not cited the cause yet of the blast which took place on January 12. State media quoted the police as saying that a “suspicious crater measuring between one and two meters in diameter” was found under the tent which was used as a gambling den.

The police is collecting evidence and are trying to identify the bodies, it said. The blast also left eight people injured. All of them are in stable condition in hospital. The gambling site was a simple tent pitched on a flat area in mountains, it said. The gambling site specialized in a dice game called ‘Gundilong’ and took large bets from gamblers who travelled long distances in cars to gamble, locals told Xinhua.