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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.

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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.

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Categories: kaohsiung, taiwan

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