Up to 20 injured in gas explosion at Taiwan restaurant

Three in critical condition at Kaohsiung hospital: reports

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/02/01
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three people were listed in critical condition among about 20

Up to 20 people reported injured in Kaohsiung gas explosion Thursday evening. (By Central News Agency)

people injured by a gas explosion at a restaurant in the Xiaogang District of Kaohsiung, reports said Thursday evening.

The blast occurred in the kitchen but the resulting fire was extinguished by 7:16 p.m., the Apple Daily reported.

However, because many people were present at the time, many of them ordering takeaway food, the tally of the injured was unexpectedly high, reports said.

According to varying sources, between 17 and 19 people were taken to hospital, including three with severe injuries who were being treated in intensive care. The youngest of the injured was just one year old, according to cable station TVBS.

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