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Explosion in North Korea Near China Border; Flooding in Shanghai from Typhoon

2020-08-07 02:02
North Korean newspaper "Daily NK" quoted a source stating the explosion appeared to be from a gas leak from a home’s liquid gasoline tank, and the fires spread to dozens of nearby houses. The source said that the serial fire caused by the gas explosion burned residential houses for about an hour, and the entire multi-family community was completely scorched in the explosion. Given the restrictive nature of reporting in North Korea, the true cause and scale of the explosion is still unknown. And the typhoon is now hitting the city of Shanghai, where heavy rains have disrupted traffic, and led to pooling of water up to nearly four feet deep. Winds were estimated at around 85 miles per hour at the typhoon’s epicenter. More than 600 flights in Shanghai were disrupted, and travel by train, ferry, and bus has also been disrupted. These stories and more in this episode of Crossroads.