12 injured in Taiwan gas explosion

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/6/7 14:53:59

Twelve people were injured in a gas explosion at a food processing factory in Taiwan's New Taipei City Wednesday morning, according to the local fire department. The explosion ripped through the factory at around 11:27 a.m., with five men and seven women hospitalized.

More than 140 firefighters and 53 emergency vehicles arrived at the scene.

Preliminary investigation showed the explosion was caused by a gas leak. Further investigation is underway.

Posted in: HK/MACAO/TAIWAN

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