Fire at Taiwan hospital kills 9, injures 15

Reuters | Published: 10:38, Aug 13,2018 | Updated: 11:57, Aug 13,2018

 
 

Fire inspectors view damage after a fire broke out at the Taipei Hospital, causing multiple deaths, in New Taipei City, Taiwan August 13, 2018. -- Reuters photo

A fire at a hospital in Taiwan killed nine people on Monday and injured 15, authorities said.

Premier William Lai was overseeing rescue efforts and an investigation into the cause of the blaze in New Taipei City had been launched, the government said.

Authorities said the fire had been extinguished. Media reported that it broke out on a floor for hospice care.

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