Gas Explosion Destroys Restaurant 1 Dead 15 Injured

A gas explosion followed by an intense blaze destroyed several buildings in Taichung shortly after noon today, injuring 15 people and destroying vehicles parked in the street. The explosion happened in a restaurant next to Feng Chia (Fengjia) University at 12:22, when the restaurant and surrounding area was bustling with people on their lunch break. Fire chief Hsiao Huanzhang (蕭煥章) said that according to interviews with restaurant staff, someone was replacing the gas bottles and didn’t shut off a valve,

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New Taipei City Gas Explosion: 12 Injured

A gas explosion in a commercial kitchen in New Taipei City’s Wugu District destroyed equipment and vehicles, and left 12 injured this morning, June 7, 2017. Witnesses reported hearing an ‘ear-splitting’ explosion at around 11:00am from the building which houses a commercial kitchen. Panicked workers rushed out of the building which was extensively damaged. Several vehicles were also badly damaged, including a truck, a van, a sedan, and many motorcycles. On receiving a report of the massive blast, New Taipei

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Three Workers Injured in Gas Blast: Gas Company Can’t Find Shut-off Valve

Taichung City. Road construction workers hit an underground gas pipe, causing a fire that injured three workers, one of whom suffered burns to 15-20% of his body this afternoon. Firefighters stood by and sprayed the area with water for over three hours while the gas company searched for a shut-off valve. Flames were seen spurting over 6 meters high just meters from a residential building, while firefighters could do little but attempt to suppress the ambient temperature to prevent the

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