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Gas Explosions in Taiwan Kill At Least 24, Injure Hundreds

At least 24 people were killed and 270 others injured in a series of powerful gas explosions in the southern city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, late Thursday, according to the city's latest update on Friday. At least five blasts shook the city of 2.8 million residents, Taiwan's Premier Jiang Yi-huah said. The explosions overturned cars and ripped up roads and sparked a massive inferno that tore through the city's Cianjhen district, officials said Friday. Terrified residents fled a...

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