Hospital fire kills at least 12 in south Taiwan
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
TAIPEI: A big fire broke out early Tuesday morning at a hospital in south Taiwan, killing at least 12 people and injuring 60 others, most of whom were patients.
The fire started at a medical care facility close to the Bei-Men branch of the Sinying Hospital in Tainan City, according to China's (Xinhua) News Agency.
The rescuers pulled out a total of 115 people, among whom 12 were later announced dead. Another 60 injured people were sent to hospitals for treatment. Most of them were choked in heavy smoke.
A worker at the local Fire Department said that most of the injured were patients and the police were still investigating the cause of the fire. (QNA)