A gas explosion occurred at a chicken farm in Dongshi Township, Chiayi County, causing 1 death and 1 serious injury.

(Photographed by reporter Cai Zongxun)

[Reporter Cai Zongxun/Report from Chiayi] Indonesian escaped immigrant worker JAPAR was cooking in the kitchen of a chicken farm in Dongshi Township, Chiayi County on April 6. It was suspected that the gas cylinder was improperly replaced, causing the gas to leak out. JAPAR sent feed to the chicken farm The man surnamed Yang suffered burns, and the two were taken by ambulance to Chiayi Chang Gung Hospital for emergency treatment. JAPAR, who suffered 85% burns on his body, was pronounced dead at 1:49 a.m. on the 18th.

The Duty Command Center of the Fire Department of Chiayi County received a report at 6:7 p.m. on the 6th that there was an ambulance case at a chicken farm near Jiayi County Road 166 in Dongshi Township heading towards Haipu Village. Puzi and the Budai team were dispatched immediately and arrived at the scene , reported that he was accidentally burned while replacing gas for the public. There were two injured, one of which was a male with mild burns on his limbs and chest, and was conscious; Chang Gung Hospital for treatment.

It is understood that 42-year-old JAPAR came to Taiwan from Indonesia to work as a fisherman. After landing, he lost contact and was reported to have fled. The accident occurred at a chicken farm where his 40-year-old Indonesian female friend "Kava" worked. JAPAR was suspicious when cooking. The 53-year-old man surnamed Yang who sent the feed to the chicken farm smelled the gas and was eager to help him replace it due to improper replacement of the gas tank. However, JAPAR turned on the gas stove before the gas dissipated, causing a gas explosion. The same man surnamed Yang who had not yet left was robbed by fire. JAPAR suffered burns up to 85% of his body. After 11 days of first aid, he still died. The man surnamed Yang was transferred to Kaohsiung Chang Gung Hospital for treatment.

JAPAR has left the cabin and failed to return. It is an illegal stay in Taiwan, without a residence permit and labor and health insurance. The huge medical expenses will be borne by the chicken farm owner. The chicken farm owner will assist in handling the funeral of JAPAR, and the ashes of JAPAR who died in a foreign country Send back home in Indonesia.