Fire strikes another Taiwan nursing home, killing 4 and injuring over 50

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

An early morning fire inside an elderly care center in the southern county of Pingtung has claimed four lives while injuring at least 55, according to authorities on Friday. (CNA)

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]

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