At least 46 people were killed in a fire on Wednesday night in a high-rise apartment building in the south of Taiwan and dozens more were injured, local officials said Thursday.
The "extremely fierce " fire started around 3 am Thursday, engulfing the entire building in Kaohsiung town and destroying many floors.
In this image from a Taiwan EBC video, fire and smoke are rising from a building in Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan on T Thursday, October 14, 2021. The fire engulfed a 13-story building overnight in southern Taiwan, I reported.udi the semi-official news agency of the island. (EBC via AP) (EBC via AP)
At least 11 bodies were sent directly to the morgue, Fire Chief Li Ching- hsiu told reporters at the scene. Another 14 people who showed no signs of life were among the 55 taken to hospital. In Taiwan, official confirmation of a death can only be made at the hospital.
The cause of the fire makes the 'under investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.