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Taiwan: Gas Explosion

A serious gas explosion caused by gas leaks occurred in the second largest city of Taiwan - Kaohsiung. This disaster led to the deaths of 32 people. More than 300 citizens were injured, also many buildings and roads were damaged and collapsed. Witnesses reported seeing fireballs towering into the sky, some of them mistaken them as an air raid. Firefighters and army forces from different Taiwanese cities joined the rescue services - 5,000 servicemen deployed for the searches and rescue operations at the explosion sites in total. Heavy construction equipments and rescue dogs were brought to the stricken regions to look for survivors. Flag of the Republic of China flown half-mast at the Presidential Office Building and the other public authorities for three days starting on 5 August 2014. (Photo by Chan Long Hei / Pacific Press)

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Taiwan Gas Explosion
A serious gas explosion caused by gas leaks occurred in the second largest city of Taiwan - Kaohsiung. This disaster led to the deaths of 32 people. More than 300 citizens were injured, also many buildings and roads were damaged and collapsed. Witnesses reported seeing fireballs towering into the sky, some of them mistaken them as an air raid. Firefighters and army forces from different Taiwanese cities joined the rescue services - 5,000 servicemen deployed for the searches and rescue operations at the explosion sites in total. Heavy construction equipments and rescue dogs were brought to the stricken regions to look for survivors. Flag of the Republic of China flown half-mast at the Presidential Office Building and the other public authorities for three days starting on 5 August 2014. (Photo by Chan Long Hei / Pacific Press)<br />
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- Copyright: CronosFoto/Pacific Press, 2014 -