16 people rescued in university fire; 2 students in critical condition

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/13
By: Chang Ming-hsuan, Hsu Chi-wei and Flor Wang

Photo courtesy of Chu Yi-yuan (朱俋圜)

Taipei, Feb. 13 (CNA) Sixteen people were rescued in a fire that broke out at Chinese Culture University in the suburbs of Taipei on Wednesday, and two of them are in critical condition, the city’s fire department said.

The department said it immediately dispatched 99 firefighters, 22 fire trucks, seven ambulances, one aerial ladder fire-fighting truck and six special vehicles to the scene after receiving a report at 5 p.m. that a fire had broken out in an eight-story building.

When the firefighters arrived on the scene, there were 14 people on a balcony on the sixth floor, calling for help, and they were all brought to safety with the use of the ladder truck, the fire department said.    [FULL  STORY]

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