A fire at an apartment building in Taichung yesterday left six people dead and six others injured, according to Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕).
Lu visited the fire site after it was extinguished at 6:30pm, two hours after the city’s fire brigade received an emergency call at 4:29pm. She told reporters that more than 30 vehicles and several dozen firefighters were mobilized to put out the fire. bright fire.
After firefighters brought the blaze under control, some of them entered the seven-story building located in the city’s Central District to see if people were still inside and if there was any danger. no, Lu said.
Based on the information they later provided, six people died and six others were injured in the crash, she said.
According to firefighters, they found a woman on the third floor – where smoke and flames were rising when they first arrived on the scene – without any vital signs, and a hospital later said She died from her injuries in the fire.
At around 8 p.m., they found a charred body on the sixth floor along with four others without any signs of life, firefighters said, and all four were taken to hospital. hospital to see if it can be saved.
An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire.