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.
Explosions in Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung said to have been caused by a gas leak http://t.co/LL8GHSQpBO pic.twitter.com/WvP8wkexGZ— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) July 31, 2014
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.