Taiwan: At least nine people killed in blaze that broke out at a hospital

In Taiwan, at least nine people were today killed in a blaze that broke out at a hospital for the terminally ill. Authorities said the fire broke out on the seventh floor of the nine-storey building. The local fire department said, 16 people suffered cardiac arrests; seven were revived while the other nine died with the cause of death given as smoke inhalation. About 15 injured people, including patients and staff, remain in hospital, with 11 listed as in serious condition. The fire was extinguished almost one hour after it started. The cause is being investigated.

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