46 people killed in fire in southern Taiwan.

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Taken from a social media video dated October 14, 2021, this static frame looks like smoke is burning at the Cheng Chung Cheng Building in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. CHANGYUCHEN / via REUTERS

October 14, 2021

Taipei (Reuters)-A fire broke out in a house in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, killing 46 people and injuring 41, the government said Thursday.

A 40-year-old building in Yancheng District, Kaohsiung, had a fire in the early morning and was extinguished around dawn.

The Kaohsiung fire department said in a statement that it was able to confirm 46 deaths after completing the search for the building.

Mayor Chen Heater said that part of the building was abandoned because it used to have a restaurant, a karaoke lounge and a movie theater.

The government is investigating the cause, such as whether it is due to arson.

(Report by Ben Blanchard, edited by Peter Graff)

46 people killed in fire in southern Taiwan

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