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At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest ...
city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets. (July 31)
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SHOTLIST:TVBS - NO ACCESS TAIWAN AND ATV HONG KONG Kaohsiung, Taiwan - August 1, 20141. Zoom into large flames caused by underground gas leak2. People running away from the fire 3. Fire on the street with people in the background4. Rescue team members searching for survivors under debris 5. Various of victims among debris (it is not clear if they are injured or dead)6. Police officers at the scene7. Car flipped over on the road8. Damaged road 9. Pan of damaged road10. Tilt up from damaged road to people at the scene11. Firefighters checking injured victim in car12. Zoom into motorcycle in the middle of the destroyed roadway13. Damaged cars and debris14. Injured victim on stretcher15. Victim on stretcher (++face obscured at source++)16. More of victims on stretchers being carried away from the explosion site17. Flames in the middle of the road, following the explosionSTORYLINE: Twenty-two people died and 270 were injured on Thursday night by a series of underground gas explosions on the streets of Taiwan's second largest city, authorities said.Taiwan's Premier Jiang Yi-huah said at least five blasts shook the streets of Kaohsiung, a southwestern port city of 2.8 (m) million.A large fire was burning in the middle of a street following the explosions, with smoke rising into the night sky. The National Fire Agency said four firefighters were among the dead. Power was cut off in the area, making it difficult for firefighters to search for others who might be buried in rubble.The force of the blasts felled trees lining the street. The source of the leak had not yet been located.