The Tower in Kaohsiung was set ablaze for the first hours of Thursday October 14. It took around four hours to put out that fire..
International media reports state that Kaohsiung Tower can be used as a residential building. However, there are also commercial spaces.It is unknown what caused the fire on the 13th Floor.
According to reports the fire started at 3 a.m. local time. A statement from the Kaohsiung Fire Department (reproduced as multi-media) stated that the fire broke out at around 3:00 AM local time.Many floors were destroyed by the fire, which was described as “extremely violent”.
According to Reuters Kaohsiung authorities told reporters, 40 people are believed to have died. However, the number rose to 46 in a matter of hours., and aboutAfter being injured, 60 people needed to be admitted to hospital.
Images of firefighters extinguishing fires at residential towers were shared online. Rescuers were able to rescue several residents from the area. Many residents were wearing oxygen masks and were then transferred to hospital on stretchers. Their work was also recorded.
According to Taiwan’s Central News Agency, ReutersIt is 40 years old. Around 120 houses are distributed across 13 floors. 5 are empty.
After numerous drills, Kaohsiung City Fire Department staff reported that they were able to report that. The fire was extinguished around 07:15 local.It was almost four hours since the start.
According to Associated Press32 bodies were transported by authorities from Kaohsiung to the morgue.
According to the Associated Press and, although they were no longer showing signs of life, 14 additional bodies were admitted to the hospital.In Taiwan, death cannot be officially declared unless it is in a hospital.
After the fire was put out, Kaohsiung authorities intended to enter the building. Collect information about the cause of fire.