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Gas Blast in Taiwan Tears up Roadway and Displaces Residents

Matt Ball on August 3, 2014 - in Emergency, Pipelines

A chain reaction of gas explosions late Thursday night rocked a full square kilometer of the densely populated Kaohsiung, Taiwan, injuring 267 and killing 25. The blasts flipped cars and created a deep trench along roadways.

The cause of the blasts haven’t been determined, but the many petrochemical companies in the area are prime culprits.

Read more via BBC News

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