Gázrobbanás Tajvanon

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A lángok 15 emelet magasba csaptak, amikor gázrobbanás történt Tajvanon. 

Taiwan gas explosion: Dramatic pictures show devastation after huge blasts kill 22 and injure 270

A series of gas explosions in Taiwan has left 22 people dead and 270 injured. Huge balls of flame erupted from the street, flying 15 storeys into the air and destroying buildings and cars in the south-western city of Kaohsiung last night. 22 people have already been confirmed dead, but the death toll is expected to rise sharply.

Smoke with a "gas-like smell" was seen coming out of drains shortly before the disaster, local media reported, and the city’s fire department said the blast had been caused by a gas leak. Photographs showed a scene of devastation last night, including the body of a dead or injured child on the ground among the rubble.

Rescuers formed a chain to pull the injured from a deep crater in the road. After light broke this morning, residents found whole streets ripped up, with mangled and charred vehicles thrown on the roofs.

The media said some residents described it as having felt like the area was hit by a powerful earthquake. The Kaohsiung government has set up an emergency centre, with a plan to send soldiers in to coordinate the rescue operation, the media said.

source: www.mirror.co.uk

injured – sérült
to erupt – kitörni, feltörni
storey – emelet
to confirm – megerősíteni
death toll – halálos áldozatok száma
to rise sharply – hirtelen emelkedik
drain – csatorna
gas leak – gázszivárgás
devastation – pusztítás
rubble – törmelék
rescuer – mentést végző ember
to be ripped up – felszaggatja valami
mangled – szétroncsolt
charred – megperzselt
earthquake – földrengés
rescue operation – mentőakció

Match the words with the synoyms.

1. charred

a) floor

2. injured

b) destruction

3. storey

c) to go up

4. to rise

d) burnt

5. devastation

e) hurt

answers: 1-d 2-e 3-a 4-c 5-b

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