Search and rescue operations are ongoing in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, where at least 46 people have died and dozens more injured after a fire engulfed a 13-storey building in the early hours of Thursday, local media outlets report. While the fire has been extinguished, the building’s lower levels were “completely blackened,” and the cause of the fire is unknown.
A fire that broke out in a commercial and residential building in Kaohsiung early Thursday has claimed 46 lives and left 41 people injured, the city’s fire department said later in the day.
At least 46 people were killed and several others injured in a fire in a residential building in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, according to authorities.
What people are saying?
William Yang Most of those who unfortunately died in the accident lost their lives after inhaling thick smoke coming from the fire. Since floor one to six were used for commercial purposes, the materials used are glass curtains, which causes fire to spread faster.
Hillinatrix It’s awful. Just learned about this place from @formosajaymac early this morning. Read about the history. It has an amazing story! And now realizing at least 46 people are dead. People didn’t care, because most of them who were living there were societal outcasts.