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Gas leak sparks massive blaze at South Korean LPG station

Shocking video footage captured the moment a South Korean gas station was rocked by a massive explosion after a gas leak, sending the building up in flames and injuring five people.

The liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) station in South Korea’s Gangwon province, specifically in the Pyeongchang region, caught fire around 8:41 p.m. on Jan. 1 following a gas leak, according to İhlas News Agency.

Video of the horrifying incident shows thick flames quickly spreading to nearby buildings and vehicles as onlookers scream out in panic.

The 40-second clip depicts the fire’s rapid start from several different angles, showing just how widespread the massive blaze was.


A massive explosion occurs at a liquefied petroleum gas station in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province in South Korea, Jan. 2, 2024.
The liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) station in South Korea’s Gangwon province caught fire on Jan. 1. Newsflash

Firefighters from the Gangwon Fire Department were able to contain the immense blaze after about three hours, officials said.

The fire and its initial explosion damaged 14 buildings and led to the evacuation of at least 25 people from the area.

According to the Gangwon Fire Department, five people sustained injuries in the horrifying blaze.


A massive explosion occurs at a liquefied petroleum gas station in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province in South Korea, Jan. 2, 2024.
Five people were injured in the massive blaze. Newsflash

Of the five injured, two are in stable condition while three suffered from more minor injuries.

It’s unclear what caused the gas leak.

Written by SaleemBaloch

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