46 People Killed as Fire Destroys 13 Story Building
About 46 people have been confirmed dead with dozens more injured after a fire outbreak in Taiwan
The incident occurred at a building in the southern area of the country on Thursday
Rescue operations are still being carried out as 377 rescue workers try to save residents that are trapped in the building
At least 46 people have been killed after a fire outbreak at a 13 story building in southern Taiwan on Thursday.
Authorities disclosed that the huge commercial and residential building went up in flames around 2:54 a.m. local time.
377 rescue workers have been deployed to the scene in a bid to salvage the situation as 41 people have been confirmed injured.
The death toll was initially put at only seven but the city’s fire chief Lee Ching-has disclosed that it is significantly more than that because many are still trapped in the residential part of the building.
A total of 139 trucks and ambulances were sent to the scene and they successfully out the fire around 7:17 a.m.
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More than 62 people have been reduced from the building so far, most of them between the ages of 8 and 83.
More than 100 residents, most of them elders with disabilities have been disclosed to live in the building.