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Deadly Gas Explosions Strike Taiwan

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:09:08 +0000

iStock/Thinkstock(KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan) -- Taiwan has been rocked by a series of deadly underground gas explosions that's killed as many as two dozen in Kaohsiung, the country's second largest city.

Rescue workers raced to save lives as the sudden blasts sparked fires, debris, and fallen trees.

According to the BBC, more than 270 people were injured.

A local resident said he saw victims laying on the ground who were unable to move.

Officials have not yet located the source of the leak.

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