Video Captures Chaos of Deadly Gas Explosions in Kaohsiung

Now watching

Next video starts in : 7 Play

Video Captures Chaos of Deadly Gas Explosions in Kaohsiung

Video Captures Chaos of Deadly Gas Explosions in Kaohsiung
Replay video
Up next

Same-Sex Couple Denied Marriage License for Third Time in Kentucky

Unlock your personal NFL Now stream by signing in to NFL.com

Video Captures Chaos of Deadly Gas Explosions in Kaohsiung

by Storyful 1:43 mins

Video Captures Chaos of Deadly Gas Explosions in Kaohsiung

by Storyful 1:43 mins

Multiple gas explosions in downtown Kaohsiung, Taiwan, led to four deaths and over 180 people injured, according to reports just after midnight on Friday, August 1. Many in the area were evacuated to emergency shelters, the southern municipality’s fire department said in a statement.The explosions on Kaisuan Road and Ersheng Road were reportedly triggered by gas leaks in the district’s sewage system late Thursday evening. Eyewitnesses said a white fog began rising in the streets around 9 pm, followed by blasts that rocked Cianjhen, Lingya, Siaogang and Cianjin districts. This video captures the sounds of chaos in the streets of Taiwan — multiple blasts, screams, car alarms and sirens. The uploader, who filmed the footage from the ninth floor, described the scene as “gas explosions just around the corner… cracked pavement, flares burst” and “one by one drain covers burst into flames, air smells of smoke.” Credit: Facebook/Reginald Studio

More From

Storyful

reports just after midnight on Friday, August 1. Many in the area were evacuated to emergency shelters, the southern municipality’s fire department said in a statement.The explosions on Kaisuan Road and Ersheng Road were reportedly triggered by gas leaks in the district’s sewage system late Thursday evening. Eyewitnesses said a white fog began rising in the streets around 9 pm, followed by blasts that rocked Cianjhen, Lingya, Siaogang and Cianjin districts. This video captures the sounds of chaos in the streets of Taiwan — multiple blasts, screams, car alarms and sirens. The uploader, who filmed the footage from the ninth floor, described the scene as “gas explosions just around the corner… cracked pavement, flares burst” and “one by one drain covers burst into flames, air smells of smoke.” Credit: Facebook/Reginald Studio">

News with Katie Couric

  1. 2:49

    Jon Batiste: Bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

  2. 2:16

    Jazz 2.0 with Jon Batiste

  3. 11:43

    Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste: on ‘love riots,’ Colbert, and all that jazz

  4. 1:55

    Colbert’s Bandleader Jon Batiste on his New Orleans roots

  5. Colbert’s Bandleader Jon Batiste on his New Orleans roots

  6. 2:57

    'Love riot' with Colbert’s bandleader Jon Batiste and Katie Couric

Viewfinder

  1. 12:24

    Curt Flood: Rebel Without a Clause

  2. 11:42

    Pets Gone Wild

  3. 8:29

    HIV in the Heartland

  4. 11:54

    SWAT - Mission Creep

  5. 11:31

    From Crack Babies to Oxytots: Lessons Not Learned

  6. 20:26

    Beyond To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee's Lost Novel

Trending

  1. 2:15

    Watch this magician propose to his girlfriend onstage with his best magic trick yet

  2. 2:15

    Watch this magician propose to his girlfriend onstage with his best magic trick yet

  3. 1:14

    Taylor Swift and Lisa Kudrow belt out 'Smelly Cat'

  4. 0:28

    YouTuber attempts the ultimate Rube Goldberg trick-shot dunk

  5. 0:45

    Gloomy trailer for Banksy’s Dismaland released

  6. 0:26

    Patrick the wombat gets Tinder account for his 30th birthday

New York Times

  1. 2:03

  2. 2:07

  3. 12:25

  4. 5:19

  5. 5:57

  6. 8:08