Was anyone else there today? It happened around "bu-xi-ban street" so some of you fellow teachers might have been there too. I have Sunday morning classes so I was only a few stores down at FamilyMart when the explosion happened. As I was paying, I heard this big ass BOOOOM. I thought maybe they were doing construction in the building and something really really heavy had been dropped. I didn't even realize it was an explosion till afterwards.
A few minutes later, the sirens started blaring and the rescue services arrived. Smoke was bellowing and some of the windows in the buildings were blown out. They were using the ladders and cherry picks to get people out of the buildings.
I was quite impressed with the speed and efficiency of the emergency services. Kudos to the fire department, our tax dollars at work.