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Taiwan, 13-storey building burns: at least 22 dead


Oct 14, 2021

The provisional death toll from the fire of a 13-storey building in Kaohsiung, in the southern part of the island of Taiwan, is at least 22 dead and 52 injured. To put out the flames, authorities said according to local media reports, a total of 159 firefighters were employed, who took over four hours to put out the flames and managed to rescue 53 people. Kaoshiung Fire Chief Lee Ching-hsiu said the death toll could get worse, as some people may have been trapped between the building’s seventh and 11th floors. of the fire found the bodies “without vital signs” of 12 people, while another 10 corpses were taken to the city morgue. According to the CNA agency, the injured are 52 between the ages of 8 and 83. The upper floors of the building were inhabited by about 120 families, while the lower floors were empty.