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Fire leaves 25 dead, dozens injured in southern Taiwan

Added 10-14-21 03:18:03am EST - “Twenty-five people died and at least 55 people were injured in a 13-story building that caught ablaze in southern Taiwan early Thursday morning, according to officials.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Fire leaves 25 dead, dozens injured in southern Taiwan”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A fire in southern Taiwan has killed 25 and injured dozens of people, after it engulfed a residential building overnight on Thursday.

The 13-story building caught on fire around 3 a.m., fire department officials in the city of Kaohsiung said.

Officials said 55 people had been taken to the hospital, including 14 people who showed no signs of life. In Taiwan, official confirmation of a death can only be made in the hospital.

At least 11 people found on the scene were sent straight to the morgue, said the head of the fire department addressing journalists at the site of the fire.

The blaze was “extremely fierce,” and destroyed many floors of the building, according to a statement from the fire department.

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