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Gas blast kills 1, injures 10 in Taiwan

English.news.cn   2014-08-15 17:18:44

TAIPEI, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- A gas explosion killed at least one person and injured 10 in the city of New Taipei in Taiwan on Friday.

The explosion tore through windows of a residential building in the Xindian District of New Taipei around noon, injuring 11 people on the site.

A boy was confirmed dead shortly after being rushed to the hospital. A 3-year-old girl and a man were in critical conditions, according to the local fire department.

The cause of the explosion was under investigation.

Two weeks ago, a series of gas blasts in Kaohsiung killed 30 people and injured 310.

Editor: Fu Peng
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