|Flames are seen from an explosion from an underground gas leak in the streets of Kaohsiung, Taiwan on Aug. 1, 2014. A massive gas leakage early Friday caused five explosions that killed several people and injured over 200 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung. (Photo/Sina Weibo)|
The local authority said gas leaks were reported in the city's Cianjhen district at around 8:46 p.m. Thursday, leading to multiple explosions that affected an area as large as three square kilometers. Death toll from the gas leak explosions has climbed to 20, and 270 others were injured, the latest data from the island's firefighting authority showed.