Explosion in New Taipei leaves at least a dozen injured

The China Post
Date: June 7, 2017
By: The China Post

An explosion at a food-processing plant in New Taipei Wednesday morning injured at


least 12 people, some with extensive cuts and burns.

While investigations are ongoing, authorities believe the blast was centered on the first and second floors of the center, which specializes in traditional postpartum food.

Reports indicate that the explosion occurred while employees were preparing meals for delivery. It sent panicked employees rushing out of the building, while smoke continued to rise from the seven-story structure’s second and third floors.

The most severely injured victims included a man in his 50s who suffered second-degree burns to over a quarter of his body and a woman in her 30s who had lacerations to her forehead. Both were sent to Far Eastern Hospital for treatment.

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