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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

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Officials in Taiwan were pursuing leads Friday 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.

“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.

VIDEO: Taiwan security teams inspect a burned out building in Kaohsiung, a day after a fire killed 46 people and injured 41 others

Authorities are not ruling out arson after more than 40 people were killed in a fire that engulfed an aging building in the southern port city of Kaohsiung in Taiwan

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.

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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

Authorities are not ruling out arson after more than 40 people were killed in a fire that engulfed an aging building in the southern port city of Kaohsiung in Taiwan

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JUST IN: Reports that nine people have died in a fire at a 13-story building in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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.

BREAKING: A Taiwanese news agency says a fire has killed at least nine people and injured 44 in a 13-story building in Kaohsiung.

A massive fire in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has killed 46 people and left dozens injured.

At least 46 people were killed and several others injured in a fire in a residential building in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, according to authorities

A fire in a residential building in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung killed at least 46 people and injured another 41, the government said

The man, a migrant worker from the Philippines, was quarantining in a hotel in Kaohsiung City when he briefly stepped out of his room into the hallway, city health officials tell Taiwan's state-owned news agency.

Voters in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to remove their China-friendly mayor from office, just months after he lost his bid to unseat President Tsai Ing-wen in national elections

Residents of the Taiwan's city of Kaohsiung voted overwhelmingly to remove their mayor from office, bringing to an end the meteoric political rise and fall of a man dubbed Taiwan’s Donald Trump

In Taiwan, the polls are open, and the stakes are high. If Taiwan picks the wrong leader, it could end up like Hong Kong, said one 33-year-old salesman in Kaohsiung who plans to vote for Tsai Ing-wen. @ByChunHan  @joyuwang 

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