A terrible accident happened in Taiwan on Thursday. A fire broke out in a 13-storey residential building in southern Taiwan, killing 31 people and injuring several others. Officials from the Kaohsiung city fire department said in a statement that the fire started around 3 a.m. 55 people were taken to the hospital, out of which 14 people died.
However, the official confirmation of death figures in Taiwan is done only in the hospital. The head of the fire department told reporters that 11 people died on the spot and their bodies were sent to the morgue. Fire brigade personnel are engaged in search and rescue operation. According to a statement from the fire department, the fire was “extremely severe” and several floors of the building were gutted in the fire.
eyewitnesses heard the sound of the explosion
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Witnesses told local media that they had heard an explosion around 3 a.m. According to an official statement, the building was 40 years old, with shops on the ground floor and apartments on the top. The fire has been brought under control. Earlier, at least 41 inmates were killed and 39 others were injured when a fire broke out at a prison near the Indonesian capital.
There was a fire in Indonesia’s prison
Criminals associated with drug trafficking are kept in this jail. In Indonesia, news of jail break or similar accidents are often heard. For this, the number of prisoners in prisons is responsible because the jails do not get adequate funding from the government and many people are arrested in cases of illegal drugs every day.