4 killed, 3 rescued in Taoyuan fire

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-17
By: Central News Agency

Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) Four people were killed, including a two-month-old baby, and three others 6774683rescued in a fire that broke out in a two-story house in Chungli District, Taoyuan City Sunday evening.

Firefighters said they got a report at 7:10 p.m. and arrived at the scene 10 minutes later to find several people trapped inside the second-floor rooms of the reinforced concrete house.

Rescue workers broke into the burning house, guiding two males and one female into safety but failing to rescue four others — a 36- year-old woman, a four-year-old boy, a seven-year-old girl and a baby girl who was just two moths old. All four were pronounced dead before arriving at the hospital.

The firefighters were able to contain the fire at 7:28 p.m. and fully extinguished it four minutes later, Toayuan Fire Department said.    [SOURCE]

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