Officials in Taiwan are pursuing leads into the cause of a fire in a run-down mixed commercial and residential building in the port city of Kaohsiung in which 46 people were killed and another 41 injured.
Taiwan on Friday faced the aftermath of a massive fire that gutted a building in the southern city of Kaohsiung, killing 46 people and injuring dozens in the island’s deadliest blaze in decades.
People ride on a vehicle past a damaged residential building following a fire in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, after the island's deadliest blaze in more than two decades reignited concerns about fire safety in older buildings across Taiwan 📷 I-Hwa Cheng
“This building was a tumor of Kaohsiung.” After a fire tore through a 13-story building in Taiwan on Thursday, killing 46 people, residents and officials described lax safety standards and run-down conditions.
The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits expressed condolences over the fatalities and offered sympathies to the injured compatriots and family members affected by the deadly fire in Taiwan's Kaohsiung.
At least 46 people were killed and more than 40 others injured after fire engulfed a large mixed-use building in southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung
A fire tore through a 13-story building in Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s main port city, killing at least 46 people and injuring dozens. The blaze, Taiwan’s deadliest in decades, underscored concerns about the island’s lax safety standards.