Building blaze kills 46 in Taiwan

A fire in the early hours of yesterday morning that engulfed a 13-storey mixed-use building in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung killed at least 46 and injured 41 more, local officials said after a search.

The building, located in the city's Yancheng district, was partly abandoned. Most of the deaths occurred in the residential apartments on floors seven to 11, said the fire department.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 15, 2021, with the headline 'Building blaze kills 46 in Taiwan'. Subscribe