Saturday 20 December 2014

Death toll reaches 25 following Taiwan gas blast as 267 more injured

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A rooftop view shows a destroyed street from an massive gas explosion in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A series of powerful gas explosions ripped through a port city in southern Taiwan midnight Thursday, killing scores of people and injuring more than 200 others, Taiwan's National Fire Agency said Friday. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
A rooftop view shows a destroyed street from an massive gas explosion in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Firemen put out fire on the part of a destroyed street as fire continue to burn following multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan
Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan
Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan
Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan
Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan
Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan
A massive gas leakage early Friday caused five explosions that killed scores of people and injured over 200 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung. (AP Photo) TAIWAN OUT
An explosion caused by a gas leak in the southern Taiwanese city Kaohsiung has killed 15 people and injured another 243, Taiwanese media reported on Friday. REUTERS/Stringer (TAIWAN - Tags: DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TEMPLATE OUT
Several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo) TAIWAN OUT
The explosion caused by a gas leak in Taiwan's second city sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air, a government agency said. REUTERS/Toby Chang (TAIWAN - Tags: DISASTER)
A road is seen after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan
Tossed vehicles line an destroyed street as flames continue to burn from multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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