Gas explosions kill 20, injure 270 in Taiwan

July 31, 2014 11:57 PM

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Gas explosions kill 20, injure 270 in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan: A series of underground gas explosions killed 20 people and injured 270 others late Thursday in Taiwan's second-largest city, authorities said.

The National Fire Agency said five firefighters were among the dead. Taiwan's Central News Agency reported that firefighters had been at the scene investigating reports of a gas leak when the explosions occurred.

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