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    Fire leaves 25 dead, dozens injured in southern Taiwan – Honolulu, Hawaii

    Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-14 03:45:00 –

    • EBC VIA AP

      In this image taken from a video by EBC in Taiwan, fire and smoke are erupting from a building in Kaohsiung.

    Taipei, Taiwan >> A fire that involved a building overnight in southern Taiwan killed 25 people, local officials said Thursday, saying they expect more deaths.

    The 13-story building ignited around 3 am on Thursday, according to Kaohsiung fire officials. According to a statement from the fire department, the fire was “very intense” and many floors were destroyed.

    At least 11 bodies were sent directly to the morgue, Fire Chief Li Ching-hsiu told reporters on the scene. Another 14 who showed no signs of life were of the 55 who were taken to the hospital. In Taiwan, formal confirmation of death can only be done at the hospital.

    Lee said the death toll could exceed 40 as firefighters conducted search and rescue operations in the afternoon.

    A video broadcast on Taiwanese television showed orange flames and smoke swirling from the lower floors of the building as firefighters sprayed water from the streets. After dawn, they could see water spraying from high ground on the middle floors of the still smoldering building.

    According to a statement from the fire department, the cause of the fire was unknown, but firefighters said the flames burned most violently in many cluttered areas.

    Witnesses told Taiwanese media that they heard the explosion around 3 am

    The building is about 40 years old, with shops on the lower floors and apartments on the upper floors. The lower floor was completely black.

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