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Fire broke out in a KTV in Taipei, fire bureau lists 5 dead and 2 in critical condition

A total of 52 people were sent to hospital, with five dead and two in critical condition, after a fire broke out in Taipei early Sunday.

The Taipei City Fire Apartment said it received a call at 10:57 a.m. about a fire at a Cashbox KTV on Linsen North Road.

A total of 55 vehicles, including fire engines, ambulances and ladder trucks, along with 179 personnel, were dispatched to the scene of the 14-floor building and the fire was extinguished at around 11:30 p.m., the fire department said.

Some KTV parlor customers who left the scene said they did not hear the fire alarms, although the operator said that regular fire inspections are conducted in the building.

Meanwhile, the Taipei City Fire Department also said the building passed a fire safety inspection in late March. The KTV outlet occupied the lower nine floors of the building and the fire department said the fire started on the fifth floor.

After evacuating people from mainly the sixth and seventh floors, the fire department said it was going through all the floors to check if there are still others trapped in the building.

The fire department did not comment on how the fire started, but stressed that further investigations will follow.

After the fire, the KTV operator offered a statement containing an apology and promised to take responsibility for the incident. It said the company will collaborate with the fire department to investigate the cause of the fire and help the families of the victims to deal with the situation. (By CNA)

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