Taiwan English News
Date: April 18, 2019
By: Phillip Charlier
Firefighters carried babies and elderly people out of a building after a fire in Banqiao District affected 17 households this morning, April 17.
A total of 34 people were evacuated from the six-storey building, of whom 13 required rescue after being trapped.
One family was trapped for 20 minutes until firefighters finally reached them, and helped carry 2 infants out of the apartment.
Ten of the residents were sent to hospital for precautionary check-ups and treatment for light injuries.
Firefighters responded to reports at 7:11am, and the fire was extinguished within 22 minutes, according to a fire chief quoted in an ET Today report. [FULL STORY]