At Least 15 People Killed and Over 200 Injured in Gas Explosion in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Tonight at around 12:00 am a series of explosions wrecked houses and streets in Qianzhenqu (前鎮區), a district of Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan. The explosions were caused by a gas leakage. According to Focus Taiwan, the leakage began in the evening of July 31 at a construction sight of the city’s light rapid transit system.


According to witnesses, there were multiple explosions at midnight which rocked streets and houses. At least 15 people have been killed, among them 5 firefighters, while 228 have been injured.


Categories: kaohsiung, taiwan

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