The China Post
Date: March 23, 2017
TAIPEI — One child and three adults were killed early Wednesday in a factory fire in
Taichung, fire officials said.
Firefighters arrived on the scene after an emergency call was placed at 4:58 a.m. and found all four individuals on the second floor of the plastics processing plant on Renyi Street in Taichung’s Wuri District, according to Taichung Fire Bureau officials.
The victims were a 58-year-old man who ran the factory, his 55-year-old wife, their 2-year-old granddaughter, and the man’s 80-year-old mother, officials said.
None of the four people showed any signs of life when they were found by firefighters.
Hospital officials said the child and the 80-year-old woman died before arriving at the hospital, while the man regained a heartbeat four times as medical workers tried to save him before he died from excessive smoke inhalation.
His wife also died after attempts to revive her were not successful, officials said.