A gas explosion occurred late at night on the 25th in the five major communities of Donggang Road in Yilan City. The 95-year-old owner surnamed Wen died of his injuries early this morning.

(File photo, photo by reporter Jiang Zhixiong)

[Reporter Jiang Zhixiong/Yilan Report] Gas explosions occurred in the five major communities of Donggang Road, Yilan City late at night on the 25th, causing 6 people to be injured and sent to the hospital. Among them, the 95-year-old homeowner, an old man surnamed Wen who lives alone, was seriously injured. After first aid, he died early this morning. Declared dead.

The Yilan County Fire Department was notified at 10:51 p.m. on the 25th and sent personnel to rescue them. When the firefighters arrived, they were already engulfed in flames. Due to the powerful gas explosion, the scene was devastated. The owner surnamed Wen and 5 injured neighbors were sent to National Yangming Jiaotong University In the hospital, 50% of the homeowners surnamed Wen suffered from burns, and they were transferred to Taipei Veterans General for first aid. The neighbors were all in good condition.

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The Yilan police received a call from family members at around 1:00 a.m. today, and were told that Mr. Wen had passed away from serious injuries. The next day after the incident, personnel from the fire department inspected the fire site and determined that the gas pipeline of the water heater was suspected to be leaking and caused the disaster.

After the gas explosion, when personnel from the Yixian Fire Department arrived at the scene, the scene was already engulfed in flames.

(Photo provided by Yixian Fire Department)