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Gas explosion at central Taiwan restaurant injures 1

Female employee suffers second-degree burns, cause of explosion under investigation

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Gas explosion occurred at lu wei restaurant in Taichung. (Taichung City Fire Bureau photo)

Gas explosion occurred at lu wei restaurant in Taichung. (Taichung City Fire Bureau photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A gas explosion occurred at a restaurant in Taichung on Sunday morning (Jan. 2), injuring one.

The Taichung City Fire Bureau received a report about a fire at a lu wei (a type of braised dish) shop in North District at 8:44 a.m. The fire bureau deployed 12 fire trucks, 39 firefighters, and an ambulance, CNA reported.

According to a firefighter, the explosion occurred on the first floor of a three-story building. A 43-year-old female employee suffered second-degree burns on her feet, while the three people who were on the third floor were unharmed.

The injured woman was sent to the hospital for treatment, and the fire was contained by 9:07 a.m. The fire bureau is still investigating the cause of the explosion.

Gas explosion at central Taiwan restaurant injures 1
(Taichung City Fire Bureau photo)


Updated : 2022-05-26 20:06 GMT+08:00