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Taiwan Hospital Fire Kills at least 9

  • According to the media, the fire that broke out at a Taiwan hospital has killed at least 9 people. Three staff members and 33 patients were evacuated after the fire broke out. The incident happened on the 7th floor of the hospital early on Monday at 04:36 (20:36 GMT Sunday). Including staff and patients, about 16 other people are in a critical condition. The cause of the fire is still unclear, however, media speculate it to be started from an electrical fault.

    Police have found that the required smoke exhaust equipment was missing from the ward.