Firefighters rescue 13 people from residential building fire in New Taipei City

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]

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