Taipei hospital fire kills 9, 15 others injured

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A fire broke out on the 7th floor of a Taipei, Taiwan hospital in the early morning hours Monday.

Nurses, patients, and caregivers were among the victims scorched in the Health and Welfare Taipei Hospital fire.

Nine people died. Eleven people are in critical condition while four others walked away with minor injuries.

The fire was extinguished after an hour. Almost 250 firefighters and 79 fire engines arrived at the scene to rescue people and subdue the flames.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire. The fire department chief, Huang Te-ching, is confident the sprinklers did not malfunction. He told the press, he told reporters.
A Facebook post by the fire department warned civilians not to get too close to the scene, and images show hospital windows glowing orange from the blaze.

Almost 250 firefighters and 79 firefighting trucks were used to put out the fire, which was extinguished about an hour after it began.
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  1. ANTHONY SUBLETT 3 months ago

    This is truly horrible one of the worst places this could happen at a hospital. God Bless the families of those who lost loved ones and those that were injured. Hope they are able to get things back to normal quickly.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  2. Slohand 3 months ago

    It’s horrible but not one of the worst places this could happen. If you need medical attention you’re already at the hospital.

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