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Fire kills at least 46 people and injures 41 in southern Taiwan Updated: 2021-10-14 17:02:30 KST

A massive fire engulfed a 13-story residential building in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan on Thursday, killing at least 46 people and leaving at least 41 injured.
According to the Kaohsiung fire department, the fire broke out at around 3 AM.
Around 75 vehicles and more than 160 firefighters were dispatched to the scene.
The fire was put out at around 7 in the morning, but search and rescue efforts continued into the afternoon.
The department says, while the source of the fire is still unclear, an investigation is underway based on the reports that the fire was burning intensely in a pile of debris on the first floor.
The mixed residential and commercial building was built over 40 years ago and is home to around 1-hundred-20 households.
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