13 Aug '18, 4am

Fire at Taiwan hospital leaves 9 dead, 15 injured

TAIPEI: Nine people died and 15 were injured after a fire broke out at a hospice in northern Taiwan on Monday (Aug 13). The fire started at about 4.30am in Xinzhuang, New Taipei City. Authorities said the fire broke out on the seventh floor of the nine-storey building, which was used for hospice care. Advertisement All 36 people inside, including three staff, were evacuated after the fire started. Sixteen people suffered cardiac arrests; seven were revived while the other nine died with the cause of death given as smoke inhalation, according to the local fire department. Photos posted onto Facebook by the New Taipei City Fire Department showed the blaze had engulfed at least two rooms in the hospice. Advertisement Advertisement New Taipei fire department chief Huang Te-ching said the cause of the fire was still being investigated and denied reports that the sprinkler syste...

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