Taiwan gas pipeline blasts kills at least 25, injures hundreds

A rescue worker and his dog search through

A rescue worker and his dog search through rubble in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Aug. 1, 2014, after a series of overnight pipeline explosions. Officials said at least 25 people were killed and 267 injured in the overnight blasts, which sent flames shooting into the sky and hurled concrete and cars through the air. (Credit: Getty Images / Ashley Pon)

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A series of five explosions along an underground pipeline in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second-largest city, occurred from about midnight Thursday to early Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, leaving at least 25 people dead and injured 267, according to officials. The cause of the blasts is under investigation.


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