Chilling photos show streets in Taiwan ripped apart by gas explosion
Khaosiung, the second largest city in Taiwan, was rocked by a series of underground gas explosions late Thursday and early Friday, killing 25 people and injuring 267 others.
The explosions were allegedly caused by a leak of propylene, a petrochemical material used to make plastics and fabrics.
The blasts cut gas, power, and water supplies to thousands of households. One resident likened the explosions to an earthquake. The South China Morning Post described the scene as an “inferno.”
And judging by the photos of the aftermath, it looks as if Godzilla ripped through the streets.
This is what happens when gas pipes leak into sewers – poor Taiwan pic.twitter.com/WZtswHqVsc
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