Taiwan’s high-rise fire kills at least 46 people and injures dozens.

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At least 46 people were killed in a fire and dozens were injured in a high-rise condominium in southern Taiwan on Wednesday night, local officials said.

The “very intense” flames began around 3 am on Thursday, swallowing the entire Kaohsiung city building and destroying many floors.

In this image taken by EBC in Taiwan, fire and smoke erupted from a building in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, on Thursday, October 14, 2021. The fire swallowed a 13-story building in southern Taiwan, the island’s peninsula, overnight. The official Central News Agency reported on Thursday. (EBC via AP)
(EBC via AP)

At least 11 bodies were sent directly to the morgue, Fire Chief Li Ching-hsiu told reporters on the scene. Another 14 who showed no signs of life were of the 55 who were taken to the hospital. In Taiwan, formal confirmation of death can only be done at the hospital.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Taiwan’s high-rise fire kills at least 46 people and injures dozens

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