At least 5 killed in karaoke fire in Taipei
Date: 2020-04-26

Firefighters managed to put out the blaze in around half an hour. Photo: AFP

At least five people were killed and dozens more hurt in a fire that tore through a karaoke parlour in Taipei on Sunday, in an incident that fire authorities say may have involved ‘gross negligence’.

Reports say more than 50 people were hurt – two critically – and were rushed to hospital.

Local media reports say the blaze started on the fifth floor of a 14-floor building on Linsen North Road, at a branch of the karaoke franchise Partyworld.

The first nine floors of the building belong to the karaoke branch.    [FULL  STORY]

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