Dashcam video has brought us some fantastic images over the years, but it recorded true tragedy overnight on July 31 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. A gas main explosion in the city was responsible for at least 25 deaths and over 250 injuries, according to The Wall Street Journal. The cause of the horrific event is still under investigation. However, people in the area reported smelling gas beforehand.

The mix of dashcam, surveillance, cell phone and drone video shows several portions of this tragedy and its aftermath. Flames shot up several feet into the sky and explosions rocked the area. Now, as far as you can see, the road has been blown apart with huge chunks of asphalt and overturned cars littering the area. We extend our condolences to anyone affected by this disaster.


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      Jason
      • 4 Months Ago
      Wow. That's scary. I feel for the family's of the dead and hope for a speedy recovery for the injured.
      fuzzyfish6
      • 4 Months Ago
      Incredible footage, very scary... Hope everyone involved get better soon. :(
      Avinash Machado
      • 4 Months Ago
      Small scale apocalypse.
      Koenigsegg
      • 4 Months Ago
      Ah good old gas
      wilkegm
      • 4 Months Ago
      This could have been much worse- like during busy hours. The street looked relatively empty.
      Carpinions
      • 4 Months Ago
      Very much reminds me of the neighborhood that was leveled in San Bruno, CA back in 2010. They could see the smoke trail from space. Sad to see this happen to anyone else.
      Sol
      • 4 Months Ago
      What likely happened is a gas main developed a leak which slowly filled the sewer or storm drains with gas which eventually found and ignition source which cause it the flame to form at the manholes and eventually blew them off once the main hole cover were gone a oxygen was better able to mixed with the gas and it went off like a giant bomb.
      jich8chy3chah8wurt2thuk3ghy7ly
      I remember seeing an explosion's fire (reflected light) from 50 miles away…. A Thanksgiving week explosion that rocked Henry County was a nightmare-come-true for Louise Beaman. A similar high-pressure natural gas pipeline runs through her family's 212-acre farm. "Our first thought was Thank God no one was hurt.' Our second thought was, 'What if it happened here?' " Mrs. Beaman said. On Tuesday night, a pipeline owned by ANR Pipeline Co. exploded near New Castle, shooting flames 600 feet into the air. Six homes were evacuated but no one was injured. Investigators believe the pipe may have been damaged by a trenching machine several days before, causing a build-up of pressure in the Tine. The gas was rerouted to some parallel pipeline and service was not disrupted, officials said. Crews worked through the holiday to replace the pipe, and although there was speculation that service would be restored Friday, an ANR spokesman in Detroit said that was not the case.
      Andre Neves
      • 4 Months Ago
      Wow. I was totally unaware of this, possibly because the 24/7 coverage from our Zion-controlled media shoving the Israel/Hamas crap in our faces and celebrity nonsense. My hearts go out to all the families affected by this. Couldn't imagine what it must be like to have that happen. Scary.
      ffelix422
      • 4 Months Ago
      @ 1:14 that's a drone videoing the damage from the air. Yes, they can also be trained not to kill people.
      Xavier
      • 4 Months Ago
      actually that was 10 tons of leaked propene, not gas, damaged cars, scooters and dead bodies has found on roofs up to 7-story buildings.
      EvilTollMan
      • 4 Months Ago
      Such a horrible thing to happen. Hope for the best for the people affected.
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