Four killed in Taoyuan nursing home inferno

The China Post
Date: March 11, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Four elderly residents were killed and 13 others injured in a predawn

Firefighters check a nursing home in Taoyuan after putting out a fire there Friday, March 10. The fire killed four of the nursing home’s residents. (CNA)

fire that gutted an illegal floor of their nursing home in Taoyuan, Friday, the city fire department said.

The fire broke out on the second floor of the nursing home on Longyuan Road in the city’s Longtan District at around 5 a.m., the fire department said.

Seventeen people, including a caregiver, were rescued from the second floor after some 100

firefighters and other first responders rushed to battle the blaze, the department said, adding the fire was put out in 30 minutes.

Four of the elderly residents rescued from the nursing home were pronounced dead on arrival at hospital, while the other 13 were being treated for smoke inhalation and various degrees of burns, said Hu Ying-ta    [FULL  STORY]

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