Taiwan economic minister submits resignation over gas blast: ministry

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 07, 2014 6:54 AM

TAIWAN (Reuters) - Taiwan's Economics Minister Chang Chia-juch submitted his resignation on Thursday over an Aug. 1 gas explosion that killed 25 people, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said in a statement.

The series of blasts caused by a gas leak in Taiwan's second city of Kaohsiung injured 267 people. The explosions gutted a district in the port city packed with shops and apartment buildings.

(Reporting by JR Wu; Editing by Robert Birsel)