Two, including a Filipino, injured in factory fire in Taoyuan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/20/2020
By: Wu Ruei-chi and Kay Liu

CNA photo Dec. 20, 2020

Taoyuan, Dec. 20 (CNA) Two men suffered burns in a factory fire in Taoyuan on Sunday, including a Philippine worker who is being treated for third-degree burns covering 90 percent of his body, according to the city's Fire Department.

The fire, which started at the five-story factory of Sci Pharmtech Inc. in Luzhu District and was reported at 12:14 p.m., spread to five nearby factories before it was contained, the Fire Department said.

The Philippine worker and a Taiwanese, who suffered a burn to his right palm, were both sent to Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in neighboring Linkou District in New Taipei, according to the department.

The Taiwanese was held at the hospital for observation for eight hours, while the Filipino has been intubated and is being treated by a specialist burn unit, the hospital said.

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