Gas explosions kill 15, injure 228 in Taiwan | Inquirer News

Gas explosions kill 15, injure 228 in Taiwan

/ 06:11 AM August 01, 2014

Flames from an explosion from an underground gas leak in the streets of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, early Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A massive gas leakage early Friday caused five explosions that killed several people and injured over 200 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung. (AP Photo) TAIWAN OUT

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s National Fire Agency says 15 people were killed and 228 were injured a series of gas leak explosions in a southwestern city.

The fire agency says five firefighters are among the dead.


Taiwan’s Premier Jiang Yi-huah says there were at least five explosions late Thursday night in Kaohsiung.

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TAGS: Accident, gas explosion, Kaohsiung, Taiwan's National Fire Agency, Taiwan's Premier Jiang Yi-huah
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