Taipei mayor admits to ‘lax oversight’ after fatal fire at karaoke club

Focus Taiwan
Date: 04/29/2020
By: Flor Wang, Liu Chien-bang, Liang Pei-chi and Hou Wen-ting

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je / CNA photo April 26, 2020

Taipei, April 29 (CNA) Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Wednesday that "lax oversight" on the part of the city government had contributed to deadly fire at a popular karaoke club in the city last Sunday.

"We will conduct an internal investigation and those in charge will be held accountable for any negligence," Ko said, in a grilling session with city councilors about the fire at Cashbox Partyworld KTV on Linsen North Road, which claimed the lives of five patrons and left scores injured.

During the session, Kuomintang (KMT) city councilors asked how the fire had occurred in a building that had passed all of the 20 safety checks carried out there since 2018.

They demanded that municipal authorities be held accountable and improve their performance on the job.    [FULL  STORY]

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