The China Post
Date: May 19, 2017
By: The China Post news staff
Fire struck yet another nursing home in Taiwan on Friday, this time killing at least four
people and injuring more than 50 in a Pingtung facility.
About 150 seniors were in Nanmen Nursing Home when the fire broke out just before 5 a.m.
Four burned to death in their beds on the second floor of the three-story home and 55 were hospitalized for smoke inhalation.
Police are probing the cause of the fire, with preliminary investigations pointing to a faulty electrical wiring.
Nanmen Nursing Home was also understaffed on the night of the fire, said Tsai Shu-feng (蔡淑鳳), director-general of the Health Ministry’s Department of Nursing and Health Care. [FULL STORY]