A huge fire at a building in Taiwan
A fire broke out in a residential building in southern Taiwan on Thursday night, killing 46 people and injuring dozens. The fire broke out around 3 a.m., Kausung City Fire Department officials said in a statement. Firefighters are conducting search and rescue operations. The fire on the ground floor has been extinguished. Officials said 55 people were taken to the hospital, including 14 others. (Building fire in southern taiwan latest updates)
At least 11 people were found dead at the scene. The administration also said that they were sent directly to the morgue. By noon, the fire brigade was engaged in rescue operations. According to a statement from the fire department, the fire was “extremely fierce” and spread to several floors of the building, destroying everything there. The fire brigade did not know how the fire started. However, the intensity of the fire was huge.
At 3 o’clock an explosion was heard
Witnesses told local media they heard the blast around 3 p.m. According to one source, the building is about 40 years old, with shops on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floor. The fire was contained, but the lower part of the building was filled with smoke. According to the fire brigade, the fire was “extremely fierce” and the floors of the building were gutted by the fire. The cause of the fire is not yet understood.
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Kaohsiung City is a large municipality in southern Taiwan. The city of Kaohsiung has an estimated population of 2.77 million. It is the largest city in southern Taiwan, with the third most populous city in Taiwan. Since the 17th century, Kaohsiung has been a political, economic, transportation, manufacturing, refining, shipbuilding, and industrial center.