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Huge fires after explosions in Taiwan city of Kaohsiung

1 August 2014 Last updated at 02:55 BST

A series of explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has killed 22 people and injured more than 200, officials say.

Reports say the blasts were caused by ruptured gas pipelines.

Images and footage from the scene show major fires and significant damage to roads and buildings.

Nichola Carroll reports.